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
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Jean-Baptiste Greuze ink and wash drawing

Posted by Charley Parker at 9:01 am

Madame Greuze on a chaise lounge with her dog, Jean-Baptiste Greuze
Madame Greuze on a chaise lounge with her dog, Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Rijksmuseum, ink and wash over chalk on paper, 13×18″ (34x47cm)

In this seemingly casual but beautifully realized drawing of his wife relaxing with her dog, Greuze achieves a subtle portrayal of light and form — a reminder of the surprising versatility of the humble medium of ink and wash, which often shares characteristics of both drawing and painting.

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  1. Comment by Melissa
    Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 12:34 am

    Oh, that’s lovely!

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