Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Quaint History of Retouching pt.2

Wondermark's Malki continues the fascinating look at retouching:

The beauty of this work is not in the subject, but in the work itself. The sublime divinity that artists never could touch by rendering Christ or the saints or anybody else as a wax mannequin, unblemished by any earthly vulgarity, is warmly embraced when creating, as Lee says, “a beautiful picture out of an ugly man.”