Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Master Allegorical Artist

And this is NOT a Ziegfeld girl, though I thought it was when I first saw this print when I was 18—something about the hairband and face. It is from a hundred years before Ziegfeld, an academic study by the French master allegorical artist, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon—another favorite of mine.

Two anonymous artists sitting next to Prud'hon, during the same session, also drew the model, giving us further appreciation of Prud'hon's abilities:



4 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Great stuff.

Jeff Overturf said...

Wonderful.

Vincent Nappi said...

the guy was a beast. the whole straight drawing deal he turned on to towards the end of his life was unusual for the time. most guys his age had turned themselves over to painting full-time, but Prud'hon saw more merit in doing drawings like these. I'm not complaining, that's for sure.

quicky said...

Great!