• Leo Putz - Women's Faces in Detail

    1 month ago - By Art Contrarian

    Leo Putz (1869-1940) was an Austrian painter who used interesting brushwork during one phase of his career - about 1903-1912. That involved distinct brushstrokes often from what appears to have been square-tipped brushes.
    His Wikipedia entry is here. I wrote about him here .
    The present post presents a few examples of that brushwork style applied to faces of women. I hope you find these images interesting.
    Frieda Blell - Am Ufer detail - 1909Putz married Frieda around this time. He idealized her face here: it actually was more narrow.
    Gusti Bennat - Dame in Blau detail - 1908Gusti...
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