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Ute Rathmann

“Drawing is the artist’s most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality.” -Edgar Degas

Degas is one of the artists that has influenced Berlin-based Ute Rathmann, whose stunning drawings of the human form are in many international collections.

Inspired by old masters such as Klimt, Schiele, Toulouse-Lautrec and Goya, this graduate of the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee works from life models, dressing her subjects according to a particular theme, in order to explore the human body and how it relates to clothes, costume, fashion and fabric.