This is what I thought as I was sketching Botticelli’s Three Graces and comparing it with a sketch from one of Michelangelo’s figures from the Sistine chapel.It’s possibly like comparing apples and oranges, but let’s consider it in the context of masculine and feminine. It’s something that children often observe and comment on. Let’s start… Continue reading Masculine or Feminine or both?
This is what I pondered as I sat sketching a Watteau painting in the Wallace Collection. A Lady at her Toilet (La Toilette) c 1716 Watteau would certainly be in my top ten list of best artists for draughtsmanship. He always attains a lightness of touch, a sensitivity that renders his figures as light as… Continue reading Who is the greatest draughts person of them all?