Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Cup of Chocolate & an Article

The Cup of Chocolate, 1897
Pastel
28.7" x 21.3"
Mary Cassatt

First published in 2008.

Who are the great historic lights of pasteldom? The answer is briefed in Pastel Masters, by Naomi Ekperigin at American Artist Magazine's website. See what the influences of Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, William Merritt Chase and Jean-François Millet were on our contemporary burgeoning medium.

Grab yourself a cup of chocolate, and dig in to this article!

2 comments:

Cindy Michaud said...

Ahhhh, even the fabulous Mary had a challenge with hands...lol. She will always be my hero!! Now off to read your recommendations.

Casey Klahn said...

Cindy - the one holding the cup does look queer. But, sometimes the actual truth of how things look can be strange. Should one standardize the hand, so it looks normal? Or, draw it as it appears?

I wonder if a guy could get a female hand to show that way as a test.

Thanks for reading/commenting!