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Bust of Empress Joséphine :: Buste de l’impératrice Joséphine

January 27, 2013

Today the Montreal Urban Sketchers went to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. I went to the Desmarais Pavilion to see the temporary Napoléon I Gallery. This terracotta sculpture was created by Joseph Chinard in 1805 in Lyon, who was considered the most discriminating portraitist of his day. I find that my version has a comic-book rendering to it which does not reflect the actual sculpture. I am not used to drawing portraits… so I need practice!

Aujourd’hui les Sketchers urbains de Montréal se sont regroupés au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. Je suis allée au pavillon Desmarais pour voir l’exposition temporaire de Napoléon I. Cette terre cuite a été créée par Joseph Chinard en 1805 à Lyon, qui était considéré en son temps comme le portraitiste le plus raffiné. Mon portrait est plus caricatural et ne reflète pas réellement la finesse de la sculpture… car je ne suis pas habituée de dessiner des portraits. J’ai besoin de pratique!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2013 5:46 pm

    This is way cool!🙂

  2. January 27, 2013 5:48 pm

    ahhh thank you Julia! She is something, huh?

  3. January 27, 2013 8:43 pm

    This one makes me smile Jane. Love it!!

    • January 27, 2013 8:50 pm

      Hi Shari,
      It makes me smile to think of the life that Joséphine had with Napoléon–very interesting indeed😉

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