Friday 13 November 2015

Jean-Étienne Liotard

Here's the finest portrait I've come across today. It depicts a little lady with a big name: Maria Frederike van Reede-Athlone aged 7 (1755-1756). It was painted by Swiss artist Jean–Étienne Liotard, the master of pastel techniques, which allowed portraits to be painted much quicker than with oil paints. Jean–Étienne Liotard: A Cosmopolitan Artist is at the Getty Center, USA (CLICK).


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