Eye Candy for Today: Adolph Menzel watermedia

The Choirstalls in the Mainz Cathedral, Adolph Menzel
The Choirstalls in the Mainz Cathedral by Adolph Menzel.

Watercolor and gouache. 8 7/8 x 11 3/8″ (22.6 x 28.9cm).

In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the “Fullscreen” link below the image and then zoom or download arrow.

 
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5 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Adolph Menzel watermedia”

  1. Yummy eye candy, thanks. Menzel was a master of gouache, which he eventually preferred to oils because he felt its was more suited to capturing certain natural effects. According to his friend Meyerheim, “It didn’t appear right to him to present dry stone, a sandy path, or a woollen sheep as if all of those things had been drenched in oil and varnish…He expressed his greatest truths in pastels, watercolors, and gouache.”

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