20 Apr 2019

Animal Transformations Drawings from the 1600s

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Great drawings, and when you are made aware that an artist drew them in the 1600s, it really adds to the overall feel of the piece.
I will leave it to Wikipedia to introduce this Artist:  "Charles Le Brun (24 February 1619 – 12 February 1690) was a French painter, physiognomist, art theorist, interior decorator and a director of several art schools of his time. As court painter to Louis XIV, who declared him "the greatest French artist of all time", he was a dominant figure in 17th-century French art and much influenced by Nicolas Poussin."  His work includes many great paintings, held in some of the most prestigious museums in the world.  I know that these drawings are probably his lesser works, but I love his portraits, that feature animal transformations, cleverly executed metamorphosis, which include the intermediate stages.

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Eagle.
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Lion.
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Grizzly Bear.
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Wolf.
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Camel.
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Monkey.
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Donkey.
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The Pig.
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Wild Boar.
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Badger.
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Bull.
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Goat.
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Owl.
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Parrot.
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Rabbit.
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Ram.
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2 comments:

  1. Great art history. Hard to believe they are so old. Beautifully done with such detail and creativity.

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    1. That is what fascinated me about it, such a famous artist in the 1600s, decided to explore what the transformation from an animal to a human, would look like. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
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