Friday, February 27, 2009

Tiger attacking a wild horse - Delacroix

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For romantic painters like Delacroix, the energy and violence of such an attack – expressed with such a few savage strokes to the horse’s main, and the shadows, and the background – was a physical expression of the intense emotions Delacroix sought to bring to life on canvas.

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Anonymous Marcus said...

Cool PC, I love your art posts. Am I alone in seeing this painting and thinking of Rodin?

2/27/2009 07:51:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PC,

I saw this article on architectural sketching and thought you might like it:
http://www.slate.com/id/2212002/

It reminds me of the claim an elderly american architect made to me back in '99 that he thought CAD was evil: when he drew a vague line across the back of a sketch he meant "something that draws the eye across goes vaguely here" rather than anything precise, and CAD pushed him into a precision and decision-making that he didn't want at that stage. He really liked architectural sketches that were sketches.

icehawk

2/27/2009 09:31:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice picture!, need it for an art observational drawing and trial sessions. :D

4/11/2011 02:04:00 am  

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