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Crowds, Medals, Dust and Bones.


Paul Bonner

Well, I hope you all survived the festive onslaught and eased out of it with waistlines and relationships intact. Not always easy - but it can be done. I was hoping to be able to kick off the New Year with showing some new work - but alas - the powers that be have again threatened nighty visitation of chittering things from beyond the veil if I do - so I won't. So, I wasn't…

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The Museums of the City of Paris Image Repository


Howard Lyon

January 17, 2020 - James Gurnery recently posted about the recent update to the Paris Musées website where they added 100,000+ images for download, many of them quite hi-res. It's a wonderful and time-consuming site! I spent far too much time there today, but I highly recommend it. One of the things that I have found to be so interesting about it, is it has thousands of works that you don't typically get to see in a museum, like sketches, color studies and works on paper. Look at the variety of these images of works by the artist Leon Bonnat: What a gorgeous little pencil/charcoal, ink and gouache figure drawing. The foreshortening on this is fantastic. I love how simple most of the form is laid out. Look at the little hands and how few lines he used. Studies…

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