For when one sees a story illustrated, whether of Troy or something else, he sees the actions of the worthy men that lived in those times, just as though they were present. —Richard de Fournival, Bestiare d’amours, ca. 1250 The… More»
Prud’hon preferred to draw with powdery applications of black and white chalk on blue or gray paper. Instead of using line, he created contours through stumping and built form through gradations of light.
Head of a Woman: Study for “The Happy Mother," 1810, Pierre-Paul Prud"hon. J. Paul Getty Museum.