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Sheffield-Millennium Gallery-3

 

Another of Leonardo's drawings, from about 1510.  According to the information on the display:

 

"Leonardo began drawing two standard male types early in his career. An adolescent with refined features and an older man with hooked nose, prominent chin and protruding brow recur endlessly in his drawings. In the last decade of his life he produced a number of independent drawings of such heads usually in profile. These were exercises in form and draughtsmanship for his own satisfaction. The wreath of ivy leaves and a lion skin across the shoulder identify him as a wild man."

Sheffield-Millennium Gallery-3

 

Another of Leonardo's drawings, from about 1510.  According to the information on the display:

 

"Leonardo began drawing two standard male types early in his career. An adolescent with refined features and an older man with hooked nose, prominent chin and protruding brow recur endlessly in his drawings. In the last decade of his life he produced a number of independent drawings of such heads usually in profile. These were exercises in form and draughtsmanship for his own satisfaction. The wreath of ivy leaves and a lion skin across the shoulder identify him as a wild man."

comments (7)

Il n'a pas l'air très commode.
Tom Wilson: C'est certainment vrai, Martine!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 May 2019, 01:39
It is a powerful sketch, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Ray - but, then, Leonardo was quite the master!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 May 2019, 07:01
I wonder if this was someone Leonardo met in actual life?
Tom Wilson: He may have had a model, I suppose, but it could have been just from his imagination.
He is a miserable looking sod Tom
Tom Wilson: I think the ideas was that he was wild, rather than miserable!
I was wondering about the medium and wondered if it might be red ochre.
Tom Wilson: I think it was a red chalk, called "sanguine".
I find the eyes somewhat disturbing.
Tom Wilson: I guess that was Leonardo's intention, Brian smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 8 May 2019, 18:51
i wonder if they really looked that unhappy, or if that's artist conception

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