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.
 

 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Leonardo drawing

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:45 pm

The Head of the Virgin in Three-Quarter View Facing Right, Leonardo da Vinci
The Head of the Virgin in Three-Quarter View Facing Right, Leonardo da Vinci

Black chalk, charcoal and red chalk, 8 x 6 1/8″ ( 20x15cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Click on “Fullscreen” under the image, then use zoom controls or download arrow.

It’s not always easy to separate ourselves from the cultural icon and view Leonardo simply as an artist — but it’s always worth it.

5 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Leonardo drawing »

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  1. Comment by Bill Carman
    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Exquisite

  2. Comment by Katherine Kean
    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    Leonardo always amazes. This is very fine.

  3. Comment by Daniel van Benthuysen
    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    A nice piece in which to examine Leonardo’s technique of sfumato (smoke) in which tones transition by imperceptibly gradual degrees.

  4. Comment by Daniel van Benthuysen
    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    A beautiful piece in which to examine Leonardo’s technique of sfumato (smoke) wherein tones transition by imperceptibly gradual degrees.

  5. Comment by Sherrill
    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 @ 12:22 am

    Oh, to be able to go back in time and watch him work!

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