Sur la tour Eiffel

This is the drawing I didn’t complete in the City Art Centre class I mentioned in my last post:

130805 before

I finished it off a couple of days ago:

130805 after

The source was a 1938 photo from Vogue that was taken by Erwin Blumenfeld. His subject, hanging from the Eiffel Tower, was Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn. The original photo can be seen here.

Lisa Fonssagrives’ skill at modelling would have been helped by her interest in art and sculpture, and also dance. She had her own dance school before modelling, and pursued sculpting afterwards. She featured on over 200 covers of Vogue, and is described as the first supermodel. Her Voguepedia entry has more info. Here are lots of photos of her.



    • timhards

      Thanks. I’ve very pleased with my drawing, but all the credit belongs to the photographer and model – a delightful composition. At least I didn’t screw it up!

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