He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Nicolai Fechin drawings on Inspiration blog

Posted by Charley Parker at 1:25 pm

Nicolai Fechin
Wow. Francis Vallejo has gifted us with a collection of drawings by the superb Russian-American artist Nicolai Fechin on his aptly named Inspiration blog.

Be sure to click on the images for the larger versions; in many cases they are quite large.

Some of the images are a bit rough, I don’t know if that’s a limitation of the photograph or the condition of the originals, but the drawings are so strong they shine through.

Absolutely wonderful.

[Via Paolo Rivera]

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  1. Comment by David J. Teter
    Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    OOH! 3 posts in one day, lucky us.
    All major time sinks.
    I do wish that the “Inspiration” blog credited the artists on the misc posts, some I recognize, others I wish I knew who the artist was/is.
    A lot to see among the 3.

  2. Comment by aelle
    Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 6:28 am

    Fechin was undoubtedly influenced by Holbein, of whom in turn scholars noted that he used Da Vinci’s sfumato technique.
    Looking forward to the next NF post. He’s one of the best.
    Thank you, Charley.

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    Unfortunately, I haven’t turned up much on Fechin so far. This is by far one of the best sources. Still digging.

  4. Comment by David J. Teter
    Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    There is a brief article and YouTube video of Fechin on ‘Clarksville Online’.

    This also brings to mind the drawings of contemporary Max Turner who has adopted Fechins’ style.

  5. Comment by Will
    Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 4:24 am

    Certainly love the tone created. Beautiful lips on that 2nd to last image.

  6. Comment by don
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    I inherited 7 Fetchin drawings of Indians. They are very beautiful but they are not original charcoal drawings. I have been told they were printed by him and I have photographs of the home of my relative with the prints from the early 50′s. Are these prints valuable and does anyone know who I should talk to about them? Thanks – DLL

  7. Comment by Valentino
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    Charley, I think the roughness of Fechin’s drawings come from the particular rice paper which Fechin favored.

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