Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Gates of Hell


I  returned to the garden of the Musee Rodin to sketch this immense bronze sculpture again. Last year when  I had my first opportunity to visit I sketched the statue of Eve, and blogged about it here.
This time I gave the figure of Adam my attention.  I have found that drawing a great work of art is the best way to look hard and appreciate. And, as a side benefit, the gardens with the French formal landscaping and many famous sculptures are so peaceful.

1 comment:

Teri J. said...

These pencil sketches are great! I love them. I think of you as a color person, but I love the plain black and white that shows how you've worked on the forms and faces. They make me want to go to Paris.