Saturday, December 24, 2011

Achilles - a drawing I'm sorry I have to abandon

Someone said: a work of art is never finished, it's abandoned.
I worked 1 week on this one. The contemplation part is as beautiful as the drawing part. I stare at the page, then at the sketch, then at one detail, as they slowly emerge. And I wait, till I see another part becoming clear. And when version 1.0 is finished, 2 more days of staring, changing a line, a dot, using a magnifier to see where the paper fabric allows me to add or subtract a value. I never get enough of refining, changing until poor Achilles shouted: stop it, move on!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Guy that Takes his Time

I don’t like rushing. At times I’m in a buzzing crowd and feel I’m standing in a time bubble: I observe the people rushing around me, texting, missing on things without knowing, just to catch up on other stuff they hope for.
That’s also true for some art. Though Rembrandt is not my most favourite, his drawings and paintings suck me into their time bubble: I slow down and observe, the more I look, the more I discover, the border between what is actually there and what my mind makes up blurs to a maximum.
I like drawing dark and in that dark a lot of life, quiet, secret, discreet, shy details that reveal a whole new world, if you take the time to discover it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Art du jour

Charles André van Loo aka Carle

Ernest Pignon - portrait of Pasolini


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Art du jour

Ludovico Carracci - boy serving at table


Burini - pupils

Antonio Canova - male nude

Monday, December 5, 2011

art du jour

Johan Tobias Sergel - Faune, 1774

Antonio de Bellis - Saint Sebastian

Duncan Grant

Raffaello - Jupiter and Ganymede

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Art du jour

Charles (?) Dickson - soldier

Kitaj - male nude drawing

thomas hart benton drawing

Touluse Lautrec male portrait

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Art du jour

Chen Danqing 

Léon-Augustin Lhermitte  La Paye des moissonneurs

Matisse male nude


Friday, December 2, 2011

Latest productions (dec 2011)


Caveman had Time

Art du jour

As my image collection became huge, mainly from scanning books and grabbing the web, I decided to share on my blog, hopefully each day, one image of various art categories.
Cagnacci - portrait of a blind boy

Albert Birkle
Chen Kevin
Antoine Lecomte du Nouy