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Trois crayons, or three-colored chalk, was a technique Watteau may have learned by studying drawings by Peter Paul Rubens.
Made to study the movement of this woman’s costume, Watteau kept hundreds of drawings together as a reference for any composition. The central figure appears in Embarkation for Cythera at the Louvre.
Fashion Fridays explores art, history, and costume inspired by the exhibition Rococo to Revolution #NowOnView
Studies of Three Women, about 1716-1717, Jean-Antoine Watteau. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Januz Miralles: Digital and Painting Work
In his cryptic and elusive works, visual artist Januz Miralles from the Philippines, explores the beauty and fragileness of the female body by fusing photography, drawing and painting. These photo manipulations, in a monochromatic range of color with occasional dashes of red, sport an unexpected handmade element to their digital images. While the artist and his techniques seem to be as enigmatic as his works, he doesn’t fail to awake emotions in both his strong imagery and their viewers.