posted 3rd February 2006
Second in the series, twenty drawings of eyes.
This eye comes from a portrait byGian Lorenzo Bernini,a 17th century baroque artist.
The picture I copied it from comes from a book of plates called”Great Portrait Drawings and Prints“, alsofrom the Dover Art Library. If you’re in the UK you can get a lot of their publications on amazon. I recommendthem.
The original is one of those strange portraits where the subject is smiling. I wonder if the sitters gotface-ache from portraits like that, sitting smiling for so long. Its a beautiful drawing though, and even inthe eye I think you can see the open, honest quality the face has.
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