Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Paris Redux

Sorry for the long hiatus, I'm not sure what happened! I think I was art-hibernating for the last month or so. But the spring weather has awakened my art blog impulses again!

My class is planning a trip to Paris in the summer, so I've been looking back through my sketchbooks at my last trip in 2006. I thought I would share a few drawings I made there.

The Louvre was definitely a highlight of the trip. I love the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York, but the Louvre is like the Met on steriods. It's probably three or four times the size—like art-heaven! It can be intimidating, though, I won't lie. But I did calm down enough to make a few drawings in the European sculpture section. These lovely ladies were gracing tombs, and they seem to take the opposite approach to presenting themselves to posterity. The first was all piety, raising her eyes heavenward in humble supplication, dressed in rich looking clothes, but with an austere design sense. The other lay on one elbow, with an open book, smiling like the cat that ate the canary. I had to draw her because she seemed so modern.

I can't wait to see the Louvre and these two ladies again!


Julia Sverchuk said...

These drawings are so exciting! I'd like to join you when you visit the ladies again. :-)

audrey said...

it's a date! i hope i can find them again. the louvre's kind of...big.

Julia Sverchuk said...

it's a date at the Louvre! ahhhh! start with coffee on the terrace, and a crepe, and off we go to draw the ladies

audrey said...

I can't wait! I had a dream about Paris last night. I was walking around and a view was so beautiful, I wanted to draw it. But then, I realized I forgot to bring any art supplies! Luckily I was walking by an art store and I went in and went supply shopping! Phew!

Julia Sverchuk said...

I wonder what that was all about. *Luckily* you'll be walking along 15 or so people who could spot you with supplies :)