Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Carriera, Copley, Chardin, Oh My!

Young Lady of the Le Blond Family
13.4"  x 10.6"
Rosalba Carriera [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

This looks good. For those interested in pastel's historical development.

Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe
May 17, 2011–August 14, 2011

Brightly hued, highly finished, and relatively large in scale, pastels in the 18th century were regarded as a type of painting and displayed like oils. The powdery, vibrant crayons are particularly suited to capturing the skin tones and evanescent expressions...

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