Before last Tuesday’s model session I thought of a great pose I instructed to my model. It showed great triangular forms while her body would form one big triangular set off against the horizontal and vertical boundaries. I often offer her a drink she refuses politely (wants to model rather than drink) and that is how I got the theme of her being lady Olympia and me as her humble servant that cannot serve, only portray.
Pastel drawing on Clairefontaine Pastemal paper (49.8 x 69.6 x 0.1 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers