Pencil Tip women 

Hello, I am Gwendolyn Cecil and I created the Pencil Tip Women gallery. This gallery is exactly what the title says, its all drawings of woman. There are pieces of women posing, women in their niche, and everything in-between. I want to show the glory of females and the darker sides. I feel like everyone thinks women are only depicted in a certain perfectionist light in art and I want to show a wide range of emotion in the selected drawings.  

Waiting by Edgar Degas can be found in The J. Paul Getty Museum. In this picture we see a ballerina slumped over and is either relaxing from exhaustion or fixing her shoe. Next to her we see an older women dressed in all black leaning forward with a “done” expression. In this piece we see a youth in her prime dealing with her craft. Then as if the Yin to her Yang we see a older woman who is past her prime and appears to not enjoy her life at that moment.
Madame Seurat, the Artist's Mother by Georges Seurat can be found at The J. Paul Getty Museum. In this picture we see an older, slightly heaver woman. The drawing its self is very hazy and not much detail can be seen. The woman looks down and has an expression as if in morning for a loved one.
Standing Figure with Outstretched Arm by Thomas Wilmer Dewing can be found at the Huntington Museum of Art. In this picture we see a woman dresses in a night gown of sorts reaching out with one arm. The drawing itself is quite dark and facial features are softened. Its as if her curiosity has taken over her and is reaching for something she probably shouldn’t.
Fidelia and Speranza by Benjamin West can be found at the Harvard Art Museums. In this picture we see two women draped in white dresses who seem to be talking. The whole air of this drawing is angelic. Their faces as well as the setting are idealized, showing perfection.
The Star by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas can be found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In this picture we see a young girl front and center of a ballet performance. She is the the girl everyone young ballerina wants to be, she is a perfect dancer to be the star.
Woman Strolling by Georges Seurat can be found at The J. Paul Getty Museum. In this picture we see a woman dresses in black standing. Her dress is long covered by a long thick coat, she had a vail over her face and a cane in hand. To be dresses in this manner one can assume she is walking after maybe a funeral of a loved one. The drawing itself is very somber and grainy.
The Intimate Conversation by Jean Honoré Fragonard can be found at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. In this picture we see two women who appear to be gossiping about something quite interesting. The gossipers are drawn in good detail but the background is hard to make out, showing nothing is as important as the information they are sharing.
Bust of a young girl by François Boucher can be found at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. In this picture we see a young girl starting to mature. Her face is still round and youthful but her chest is starting to fill out. She is looking away from the viewer as if she is not sure of what is going on.
Milly Finch by James McNeill Whistler can be found at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. In this picture we see a woman draped across a sofa with fan in hand and an elegant gown behind her. She shows the height of luxury with her beautiful dress and extravagant setting. She shows what women strive for.
Study of a Lady by Thomas Gainsborough can be found at The Morgan Library & Museum. In this picture we see a young lady is a nice dress and hat. However, she is depicted in an unpleasing area. The whole tone of the drawing is dark and ominous. One cannot help but feel like she is not supposed to be there.
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