Eye Candy for Today: Adolph Menzel graphite drawing
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Carl John Arnold, Adolph Menzel
In the Morgan Library and Museum, use Zoom tab or download link.
Menzel gives us a superbly adept rendering in pencil. The drawing feels at once finished and casual.
Either the subject had a large head, or Menzel — after focusing on the portrait — compressed the figure somewhat to fit it on the paper.
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