Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Cecilia Beaux portrait

Posted by Charley Parker at 1:43 pm

Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker), by Cecilia Beaux
Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker), by Cecilia Beaux

On Google Art Project. Use zoom at lower right. From the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Just the colors in the suit are amazing!

For more, see my previous post about Cecilia Beaux.

4 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Cecilia Beaux portrait »

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  1. Comment by Albert
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    What is amazing is that it’s almost 100 yrs old, and still looks freshly painted yesterday. She was a awesome artist. It’s artist like her that make you want to keep going to do your best. Just seeing her use of edges is an education.

    thanks for post.

  2. Comment by Stephanie
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    Stunning! Looks so effortless.

  3. Comment by Mike Manley
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    That is one of my all-time have paintings, I loved that show at PAFA! She is still underrated I think.

  4. Comment by Charley Parker
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

    Thanks, Mike. I agree.

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