A Drawing I Like

July 8, 2011 · Posted in Art, Drawing I Like, Irish Traditions, Literature, Modern Art 

A Portrait of Henri Vigneau by Edouard Manet (1832-83)


I love the ease with which Manet catches the contours of the head and the expressiveness of the face. Degas like this work of Manet’s that he kept it in his own collection.

This work is so abbreviated compared to Manet’s other drawings. Here’s one of Irish novelist George Moore:


And here’s two more by Manet, both of French poet Charles Baudelaire. The darker one is an etching.

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3 Responses to “A Drawing I Like”

  1. Patrick on July 10th, 2011 10:31 pm

    How about some examples?

  2. Holmes on July 12th, 2011 7:48 pm

    Yup, it takes a good drawer to be a great painter!

  3. Patrick on July 12th, 2011 9:12 pm

    Yes, and it takes several good drawers to make a fine chiffonier!
    Colorful chiffonier!

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