Eye Candy for Today: Ingres pencil portrait Posted onThursday, August 7, 2014Friday, August 8, 2014AuthorCharley Parker2 Comments Portrait of a Seated Lady, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Link: Portrait of a Seated Lady, Met Museum
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This posted in response to all of those “photo-real” pencil drawings that elicit oohs and aahs throughout cyberspace. Geeking out here for a moment; the side of her nose makes me want to weep.
What always gets me about these Ingres pencil portraits is a wonderful kind of reality-shift — from responding to the face a person one second, and the next being aware that “it’s all lines on paper, folks!” (to paraphrase Robert Crumb).
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