Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Art Gallery of Ontario - The Marchesa Casati

Recently, I worked on a pencil crayon study of the Marchesa Casati by Augustus John from 1919. It was interesting to hear that Augustus John was actually the lover of the Marchesa. Her painting in the European Gallery at the AGO is magnetic and you can feel how the artist has such an emotional connection with her.

I am thinking of turning my attention to the Warrior Emperor and China`s Terracotta Army at the Royal Ontario Museum.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent rendering of Luisa there. I thought it was contemporary to her. Very true image.