2013,http://www.frlongchamppascher2013.comA prominent figure in late fifteenth-century Bruges, Gerard David continued the pictorial traditions developed during that century,longchamp pas cher. In this study,bijoux chanel pas cher, however,Four Heads of a Young Girl and Two Hands, he shows considerable sensitivity in his treatment of the face and great candour,lunettes BOSS, with no attempt at virtuoso technical display,longchamp maroquinerie. In these respects,soldes sac, the drawing anticipates sixteenth-century portraiture,sac burberry.
Capturing the moment
Here the artist shows his delight in depicting childhood and fleeting changes of expression,soldes longchamp, portraying the child in several different poses. In contrast to his predecessors Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden,burberry moins cher, who were extremely precise in their use of metalpoint, David uses this technique with great freedom,echarpe burberry, his flowing lines,foulard burberry, rapid hatching and reworked outlines creating subtle transitions,chanel lunettes. The energy of this small drawing is a reflection of the speed with which the artist must have worked,sacs longchamp pas cher. His decision to work in this way was undoubtedly influenced by the methods of painters of the studio of Dirk Bouts,sacs longchamp pas cher. The two hands sketched beside the heads demonstrate David’s fascination with the study of the structure of forms,www.frlongchamppascher2013.com. The bones are merely veiled with an attenuated layer of skin,Chanel pas cher, indeed, while the joints are disproportionately large.
A scattered sketchbook
Recognized today as the authentic work of Gerard David, this study was formerly attributed successively to Holbein the Younger,burberry soldes, Rogier van der Weyden and the French school of the fifteenth century. A connection has been established between it and a set of five drawings now in a number of different collections (Krakow, Czartoryski Museum,Four Heads of a Young Girl and Two Hands,sacs pas cher; Frankfurt,sacs pas cher, Städelsches Kunsinstitut; Paris, Louvre, Rothschild collection inv,burberry pas cher. 170DR,sacs moins cher; and two unlocated drawings), but all originating from the Klinkosch collection,lunette pas cher, dispersed in Vienna in 1889,burberry enfant. These works must have come from an artist’s sketchbook,sac longchamp pas cher. Similar in format,longchamp pas cher, they are all metalpoint drawings done on prepared paper,soldes longchamp, the lower parts of which have been damaged by damp, and all bearing numbers handwritten in ink (in this case XXXIII). All are studies of heads and hands taken from life, the variety of the poses and expressions no doubt serving the artist for his paintings.
A recently dated work
Although they are not preliminary studies for known works, some of these drawings have been linked with paintings by Gerard David, such as The Marriage at Cana (Louvre), The Virgin among Virgins (Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts) and the triptych of the Baptism of Christ (Bruges, Groeninge Museum). Recently these drawings have also drawn comparisons with a manuscript illumination of The Virgin Among Virgins, from a devotional book attributed to Gerard David and an unidentified illuminator from Bruges (New York, Morgan Library). These connections suggest a date for this work of c.1500-5.