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

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.









3 comments:

  1. Wow! The artist even managed to render the subtle natural variations of tone that occur over the body surface. Amazing stuff. This is part of why I admire painters so much, especially portraitists, yourself included, sir.

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  2. It's the contrast between stone and flesh which intrigues me--each material (as it were) flawlessly rendered.
    These relatively obscure paintings fascinate me no end.
    Stephilius, your eagle eye has triumphed once again,.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mr. Worthington. : )

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