Thread: Weekend sketch
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:49 PM
mountshang mountshang is offline
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Re: Weekend sketch

The issue for me in all these portraits- both studies and finished - is connectivity (which is the same issue I have with Hiram Powers - or the work done for Jeff Koons )

All of the above exhibit a certain exceptional skill in refining the details -- but all those details seem to live independently of each other -- as if each detail were saying "I am a nostril", "I am an ear lobe", "I am an eye lid" etc.

Of course, some people -- maybe even most people -- prefer that effect -- but I don't think it's what makes the portraits of Houdon or Berninini or Laurana so exceptional.
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