Goodrich writes: "The discrepancy between technique and expression is one of the fascinating paradoxes of art. Who would think that Ingres' corseted technique could lead to such expansive descriptions? ... Like Ingres, Brett Bigbee brings formidable rendering skills to idiosyncratic figure paintings."
Charley Parker blogs some detailed images of drawings by Ingres. Parker notes that Ingres' "portrait drawings have that amazing character of faces rendered with such skill that they have a palpable personality, but lead your eye into economically rendered bodies and hands that are clearly lines on paper.
Caleb De Jong reviews Ingres at the Morgan on view at the Morgan Library, New York through November 27, 2011.
De Jong writes: "Seventeen drawings in the Library's holdings and three letters are displayed in a single, focused, crystalline room... As direct and immediate as any drawing made in the history of the practice, Ingres portraits, nudes and landscapes mark time with each pencil line... Cumulatively, the constellation of marks stands for a unit of time spent looking and drawing."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.