Let's go for a
short and quite disparate article about museums...
Wandering through art museums is one of my favorite hobbies. And particularly when it's almost free (from transport to entry) for me and when there is a library with several thousand art book we can leaf through. And that particular museum is the second Louvre in Lens ♥
Even if the permanent gallery is quite boring, the two things I've mentionned above and the actual temporary exposition compensate it (:
So, as I said, I like to go through museums and art books. And I like also to draw after paintings and pictures I see, particularly when the characters depicted remind me a lot my own, just like I did for that painting here.
And I noticed that plenty of ladies from the XIXth century remind me Ariane-Rosalka o:
Two drawings done efter pictures found in a wonderful book called "Impressionism and fashion":
And see also "La Lecture" by Charles Guérin...
When I saw that painting in the Art and Industry Museum of Roubaix (my favorite one) I was completely astonished by the likeness!! Even the fringe is here!!
And here, some more stuff done at the Louvre-Lens: horses studies after Rubens' "Fall of Phaeton", very useful for a prancing pony like Cabriole (the temporary exposition is now dedied to Rubens, and I'll tell about it in another article), and from a older visit to the museum with my dear Kafkami where she drew for the first time Ariane on her pony "in the mammoths' valley" (after Brueghel that time!!)
More to come: how I found Timiga and Ariane in some advertisements for starch.