Monday, July 12, 2010
A Young Woman Sleeping
You must hopefully know by now that I'm not just a fanboy for the panel arts, but a fanboy for art of the ages. As a teen student at the Art Institute of Chicago, I was enamored of Rembrandt and would visit his art daily at lunchtime. His published etchings and drawings were a constant source of inspiration. His 1654 sketch of Hendrickje Stoffels, below, never ceases to impress me for its qualities of light and mood, spontaneously accomplished with the few simple bold strokes of a brush with brown wash.