Sunday, July 20, 2014

L'Afrique




L’Afrique


This is a sketch of another of the sculptures in front of the Musse D’Orsay, from the Paris visit of just a few days ago. It is one of the Six Continents Sculptures by the museum entrance.
The sculptor for L’Afrique is Eugene Deleplanche. The six sculptures, all by different sculptors, were in Paris' third World's Fair, the 1878 l'Exposition Universelle.
12”x 9” fountain pen and chalk on toned grey paper

10 comments:

  1. It's interesting how the position of shoulders changes the character! Nice.

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    1. I see a lot of confidence in the bearing portrayed.

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  2. This is Fantastic the touches that make a country is present in both of those that you have drawn so far, you are extremely talented to be able to sketch these, they are magnificent I can't wait to see the others...

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    1. Thank you.
      I have another for tomorrow. I ran out of light tonight to photograph the sketch for the next post.
      I have been sketching the sculptures I visit, mostly as practice, to make up for being so far from the live modeling sessions I attend a few times each week at home.

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  3. In case you really don't know any French at all this is Africa..lol

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    1. Thanks.
      I have been enjoying the challenge..

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  4. Great figure drawing with amazing lines and shapes !!!
    Have a nice summer week !!!

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  5. Yes, definitely the Spirit of Africa depicted here...and a Spirit you have captured with such excellence!
    This is wonderful :)

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    1. The spirit was created by the sculptor more than I. I do love the strong pose. She looks so powerful.
      Thank you

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