Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Leonardo Would Be Envious

The figure studies of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon are amazingly controlled and precise and yet, to my aesthetic, don't seem fussy. Prud'hon's studies are as rich as other's full-blown paintings. Leonardo himself would be envious.

Below, in detail, you can see the model's hair in lovely disarray, each stroke of chalk on the body lovingly and authoritatively placed, each eyelash delicately delineated.


Larry MacDougall said...

It's staggering when you consider, what you need to know, in order to pull off a drawing like that. The layperson has no idea.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

And he did it again and again and again.