Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Worth a Thousand Words: Leonardo da Vinci

Self-portrait in red chalk - Leonardo da Vinci
via WikiPaintings
I was looking at all the beautiful art da Vinci created and then came upon this self-portrait which I found captivating.

He did a lot of sketches, many of which I also liked, but for some reason none of them captured my imagination the way this one did. I think it is the combination of the serious face, almost grim, with the softness of beard and drawing medium.

1 comment:

  1. The waves in the beard and hair just flows with some of the lines on his face. I think he's the greatest of the artists. I wish he had produced more but he was a perfectionist and that held him back from just spitting work out. And he was into other things.