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Thursday, 12 July 2012

After Poussin

Bill Boethius 12 July 2012 · After Poussin [Graphite pencil on watercolour paper]. After Poussin's self portrait. What drew me to make this freehand copy was the complete contrast between the man and his work. Seeing his work long before seeing him, I imagined Poussin to be a somewhat refined, delicate, bookish man. I couldn't have been more wrong, as he was clearly a magnificently macho beast, with a Brandoesque scowl.

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