L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i
Monday, October 6, 2014
A Young Bowman Sharpening his Arrow, by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1812
This early painting is a product of Eckersberg's two years in Paris studying with David. His master's influence is evident in the strongly dramatic pose and self-conscious Neoclassicism, but the modeling and, especially, the vivid flesh tones are quite beautiful.
Stephen O'Donnell, painter and singer/performer. A mid-career fine artist, I have been showing professionally since 1995. Married to author and graphic designer Gigi Little, with whom I occasionally perform a mother and daughter singing act, Madeleine and Penny Prévert.