Another image of synthetic, idealised beauty:
Cassandra, 2009, silverpoint on prepared card (tinted with mars yellow), 11" x 8.5".
Obviously, I'm riffing on Leonardo, Raphael, etc. here. I'm trying to get to the essence of that kind of depiction of the human face & a kind of ideal beauty. It's probably a futile quest, but you never know...
[Note: this silverpoint is mistakenly labeled in the lower right as #78 when it is actually #79]