Friday, October 30, 2009

I've been at the Met a bunch lately (which is honestly a pretty crazy thing for me to say casually) researching Renaissance objects for school. Renaissance decorative objects aren't really my thing, so when I'm done I've been wandering around looking for things to draw.
There was a guy planted in front of this nymph sculpture, above, finishing a perfect, painstakingly-rendered charcoal drawing. He had a crowd of kids around him, peeking over his shoulder, and dads would chat him up every once in a while. Mine has a blushy bum, so that's alright.
Maria Luisa of Parma (later Queen of Spain) looking slightly happier than in the original.

After 'Diana' by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (a weathervane for Madison Square Garden).