• Evolution of a Picture, Part 2

    7 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    William Bouguereau in his studio. Note preliminary studies displayed at left. This is Part 2 of 4 of article from 1901 called Evolution of a Picture: A Chapter on Studies by academy-trained Edgar Spier Cameron .
    Yesterday's installment discussed how major paintings begin with compositional sketches drawn from the imagination. Today we look at studies, facial expression, and drapery.
    Studies by Jean-Paul Laurens Studies of Costumed Figures by Fritz Roeber
    Commencing the Picture: Studies or Études
    "From this point in the production of the picture there are various ways by which the artist...
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