A Drawing I Like

July 8, 2011 · Posted in Art, Drawing I Like, Irish Traditions, Literature, Modern Art · 3 Comments 

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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