Friday, March 7, 2014

Eye Candy for Today: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard chalk drawing

Adelaide Labille-Guiard, trois crayon chalk drawing
Study of a Seated Woman Seen from Behind (Marie-Gabrielle Capet), Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A beautiful drawing by the 18th century French painter, and a wonderful example of the expressive possibilities for creating naturalistic portraits and figures in the “trois crayon” method of using three chalks — red, black and white — on toned paper.

4 thoughts on “Eye Candy for Today: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard chalk drawing

  1. Ælle

    Adélaïde Labille-Guiard or also known as Adélaïde Labille-Guiard des Vertus was later also known as Madame Vincent (remarried to François-André Vincent). Marie-Gabrielle Capet was her pupil and model, who nursed her after she fell ill, to the end in 1803.
    Really beautiful! Red, black and white on toned paper.
    Thank you.

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