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Pastel Drawings

Pastels have been a favored medium of artists since they were initially manufactured in the 15th century. The pastel is a stick consisting of pure pigment mixed with a binder such as gum arabic. Artists enjoy the diversity of vibrant colors offered by pastel and its versatility as a medium.

Pastels have been employed for centuries in a diverse range of styles and genres. Leonardo Da Vinci was introduced to the medium through the French artist Jean Perréal when he arrived in Venice in 1499 and subsequently developed a strong affinity for pastels. Pastels have been integral to numerous famous works from the still life's of Jean-Baptist-Siméon Chardin to the Impressionist art of Edouard Manet. American artists Mary Cassatt and James Abbott McNeil Whistler produced a significant number of... Read more

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