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Head of an Old Man, c. 1850 (charcoal and pastel on paper)

Head of an Old Man, c. 1850 (charcoal and pastel on paper)


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Head of an Old Man, c. 1850 (charcoal and pastel on paper)

5860741 Head of an Old Man, c.1850 (charcoal and pastel on paper) by Menzel, Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von (1815-1905); 15.5x13 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; (add.info.: Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel (1815-1905))

Media ID 26121150

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This print showcases "Head of an Old Man" by Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel, a renowned German artist from the 19th century. The artwork, created around 1850, is a stunning combination of charcoal and pastel on paper, measuring 15.5x13 cm. Housed in The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, USA, this piece reflects Menzel's exceptional talent and attention to detail. The portrait depicts the weathered face of an elderly man with striking realism. Through skillful shading and delicate strokes, Menzel captures every wrinkle and crease on the old man's visage. The profile view adds depth to the composition while emphasizing his distinguished features. Menzel's artistry transports viewers back in time as they contemplate the passage of years etched onto this gentleman's countenance. His expression evokes a sense of wisdom acquired through a lifetime filled with experiences both joyous and challenging. As we gaze upon this remarkable sketch, we are reminded that age does not diminish one's significance or beauty; rather it enhances it. This artwork serves as a testament to the power of portraiture in capturing not only physical likeness but also the essence of an individual's character. Through its rich colors and masterful execution, "Head of an Old Man" invites us to reflect on our own journey through life while appreciating the timeless allure found within works of art like this one.

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