The left drawing is from a sculpture of Degas, one of my very favorite artists. It was so good. All of Degas' self portraits, and photos of him come to life in this slightly larger than life bronze at the Orsay. It was like standing in front of Degas himself. He posed for this when he was 50. I never even knew it existed!
The other sketch is from a bronze in the Gerome show that was also at the Orsay. The show had just been in LA and I had missed it. Oh well, I'll just go to France and see it... By accident! The Bronze is not by Gerome but rather of a slave girl in a Gerome painting. Gerome was a great sculptor himself, and I did some drawing of his work too. soon to come!