Pastel paintings have greatly enriched the world of art with their unique blends and strokes.
Pastel comes from the French word pastiche which stands for the powdered pigment that is grounded into paste and rolled in sticks. Its color ranges from the subtle to vibrant. Artists have been using it since the Renaissance even though it only became popular around 18th to 19th century. Now, pastel is considered to be one of the major mediums in fine art. Pastel paintings are known for their velvety texture and blends.
New and old pastel artists offer pastel portraits in a variety of styles. Some of them have their masterpieces displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Here are top pastel artists and their works as displayed in MET.
Benedetto Luti (Study of a Boy in a Blue Jacket)
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