View Full Version : Inspiration: 18th century pastels
01-12-2020, 12:00 AM
Perhaps you already know, but pastels were quite popular in the 18th century. Some of the artists took it quite far in realism, and the images are fun and impressive to look at. Here's Maurice de la Tour
01-12-2020, 12:06 AM
Also de la Tour
01-12-2020, 12:08 AM
And a famous portrait by Liotard:
01-12-2020, 09:18 AM
Well you've made your point for sure. Sennelier had to have had a good market back then.
01-12-2020, 09:21 AM
Beautiful portraits from long ago.... and they have lasted all these years! Thanks for sharing, Trond.
01-12-2020, 02:40 PM
You're welcome! :)
Here's Madame Pompadour by de la Tour. Plus a study of her head
01-12-2020, 09:23 PM
Peronneau was clearly a master of the medium
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