Quick sketch of Manet
Black marker on Moleskine paper
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
Based on a photo by NadarI drew this little drawing of Édouard Manet
today trying to discover what made him
the heart throb of his era in Paris. According
to the novel I'm reading, I Always Loved You
by Robin Oliviera, women were in love with
his looks. He may have been more imposing
wearing the high silk top hat of the time.
But for me he looks a bit too wooly, although
the jaunty polka dot cravat must have been the
height of fashion.
I love Manet's work, and may try to draw
or paint him in more than a hasty sketch.
Drawing someone makes them real to an
artist, and I have never thought about
what Manet looked like before, only about
his work, which was definitely the focus
of my art history classes.
Have a wondering-about-your-heroes day.