French Revolution - Pastel of Louis, MA and Guillotine
- "This haunting pastel depicts Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI on the eve of the French Revolution. The work is an excellent representation of renowned illustrator Gene Szafran's profound artistic abilities. A guillotine blade balances over the monarchs' pomaded heads, while the bright purples, pinks, and green of the pastels highlight both the brutality and decadence of the era. The use of low-cost flowing form, as here when the lush green flowers at the bottom slowly bleed into the silver blade at the top, is trademark to Mr. Szafran's work.
The above is the description of the fine drawing called "French Revolution", an Illustration, pastel, 28.5" x 20" (including frame) by Gene Szafran (1941-). It can be purchased on ebay at the ling below -
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