Man torso nude drawing

Entitled “Centaur”

Graphite on Arches paper

Size: 57x76cm

This painting is available.

The cost of this painting with frame is 3000 euros

This painting can be shipped within 5 working days

Estimated shipping time:

EU: 7 days

American continent: 10 days

Rest of the world: 15 days

A certificate of authenticity signed by the artist is shipped with the painting

Commission portrait painting offered by the artist

2,500.00 inc. VAT

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Man torso nude drawing





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Commision portrait paintings

The artist offers portrait paintings on order.

Oil painting on linen costs 1200e, 2500e, 6000e for 40cm,60cm,100cm height respectively

Graphite on paper costs 500e, 1200e, 2500e for 40cm, 60cm, 75cm height respectively

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Historical development of graphite

In early times, slate or chalk were used for writing. However, slate leads were inefficient, leaving only a faint mark while requiring intense pressure to do so. The term “graphite” comes from the Greek word graphein, which means to write. Carbon drawings have survived for thousands of years on cave walls and other antiquities. Graphite pencil was discovered in the 1500’s, when a deposit of graphite, a soft, black rock, was discovered around Borrowdale, in Cumbria, England. Originally used for marking sheep, and later, a niche industry developed. Eventually, the graphite was encased in wooden layers for use in carpentry. Eraser added by Hymen Lipman who patented the idea in 1858.

Frenchman Nicholas Jacques Conte is credited for creating the variety of hardness in pencils when mixing graphite with clay and firing the mix in rod shapes in a kiln, a process which begun primarily to protect the limited supply of Borrowdale graphite. In the mid-1800’s, American Joseph Dixon opened a pencil factory, and by 1873, had mastered the mass production of pencils.


What is Graphite?

Graphite, archaically referred to as plumbago, is a crystalline form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a hexagonal structure. It occurs naturally in this form and is the most stable form of carbon under standard conditions. Under high pressures and temperatures it converts to diamond. Graphite is used in pencils and lubricants. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Its high conductivity makes it useful in electronic products such as electrodes, batteries, and solar panels.

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 57 × 76 × 3 cm