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Oudry's Mystery
I have been investigating the paintings in Oudry's Painted Menagerie for the artist-at-work demonstration series this summer at the Getty Center and have just completed a study of Oudry's Male Leopard...
Sep 1, 2007
Painting Oudry
I have been studying Oudry's painting and drawing methods both for my own research as a painter and as part of the Artist-At-Work Demonstration series that I have had the opportunity to present at the Getty Museum this summer. One drawing in particular...
Aug 23, 2007
Oudry—Animal Portraitist
It has been fascinating to see how people respond to the animal "portraits"...
May 30, 2007
Making Oudry's Lion Whole Again
When I stand back and look at the completed restoration of a painting that I worked on, I feel a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Our work as conservators should be invisible and appear effortless, so in the end it's hard to believe that...
May 24, 2007
Art and Science in Oudry's Animal Portraits
I keep going back to animals. They're a subject with great potential. Our interactions with them include fear, awe, respect, reverence, food (which can go both ways), transportation, companionship, pest, guide, and subject. Often, I'm just thrilled by ...
May 1, 2007