Sunday, February 20, 2011

Make a Fine Gesture (A Post of Few Words)

Look at how Bougureau interprets gesture from the model (Notice he is not using sight size):

The original painting: Le Jour

Now go back and take a look at the model he was using. 

To quote a former student, "Damn, he was good!"


Buck said...

Good!?! He was God-like! Who better? Really. I'd love to see it. His mixture of humanity, technical brilliance and prodigious output was/is unparalleled.
Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

There's a difference between using sight-size to train the eye and an accomplished artist making a painting.
In the same way there is a difference between students practicing replicating color vs. making color choices during a painting.