SANDRA J. SHAW STUDIO


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Studies of Master Works


For the artist who aspires to the highest in his or her art, the master works are second only to Nature as subjects of study. The achievements of the finest artists from the greatest ages of civilization show how a media can be mastered by the best minds. They provide moral as well as technical inspiration. As with life drawing, it is necessary to study the works first-hand, and not from photographs.

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life drawings


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1. Bronze figure, central Italy, 16th c., The Met., lead on paper, 2005.
2. Rubens cadaver study. The Getty Center. sanguine lead on paper, 2004.
3. Rubens cadaver study. The Getty Center. sanguine lead on paper, 2004.
4. Houdon écorché. The Getty Center. sanguine lead on paper, 2004.
5. Houdon écorché. The Getty Center. sanguine lead on paper, 2004.
6. Houdon écorché. The Getty Center. sanguine lead with graphite on paper, 2004.
7. Houdon écorché. The Getty Center. sanguine lead with graphite on paper, 2004.
8. Greco-Roman tors. The Met. sanguine lead with graphite on paper, 2003.
9. Greco-Roman tors. The Met. sanguine lead on paper, 2003.
10. Belvedere Torso. Vatican Museums. graphite on paper, 1994.
11. Daniel C. French's Memory. The Met. sanguine lead on paper, 1999.
12. Michelangelo's Victory. Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. graphite on paper, 1994.
13. Michelangelo's Rebellious Slave. Louvre. graphite on paper, 1994.
14. Parmigianino's tors. The Met. sanguine lead on paper, 2001.
15. Elgin Marble, Ilissus. British Museum. graphite on paper, 1994.
16. Elgin Marble, Dione. British Museum. graphite on paper, 1994.
17. Michelangelo's Rebellious Slave. Louvre. graphite on paper, 1989.
18. Michelangelo's life study. Louvre. gaphite on paper, 1989.
19. Roman Youth. The Met. sanguine lead on paper, 2000.