Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Van Dyck double portrait

Lady Elizabeth Thimbelby and her Sister, Anthony van Dyck
Lady Elizabeth Thimbelby and her Sister, Anthony van Dyck

In the National Gallery, London. Use fullscreen and zoom controls to the right of the image. You can zoom in even further than I have here.

Van Dyck dazzles with his masterful rendering of fabric, flesh and hair. I love the way he has positioned and painted the hands.

One thought on “Eye Candy for Today: Van Dyck double portrait

  1. Daniel Sponton

    Hi Charley,

    thanks again for your posts! I liked Cook and Weber, I kept fascinated with this forest in pencil. So much sensitivity! I keep in mood for draw like it… if I can!!!
    I wanted to invite you to see my las mega-scene about the bell tower of Pisa, on my blog, it is the most fullfilled panel I did. Maybe you will enjoy. (Not for being published on your blog again, just I am happy of having finished this drawing!!)
    Greetings!

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