Covid Art 64: Odalesque
Lucian Freud’s Odalesque
When you take drawing classes in art school, you study specific works of art as well as genres of art. French and Italian artists in particular liked to catch women (often named Venus) in exotic circumstances with fairly repetitive poses and they were alluring. Lucian Freud, an English author, preferred to paint what he saw in front of him. This is the fourth of my line drawings in the collage of 100 works. You can see that I was working on capturing the most suggestive lines with the fewest brushstrokes.