R.A.H. (againstathorn) wrote,
R.A.H.
againstathorn

Jefferson David Chalfant – The Old Violin (1888)

This past summer I paid a visit to the Delaware Art Museum and spotted this beautiful painting in their American collection.

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To really appreciate this piece you’ll need to close up on the details. Those aren’t actual cracks in the paint—Chalfant created the illusion of an old, cracked surface by applying fast-drying shellac while the paint was still wet. Amazing.

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The museum also features a wonderful collection of works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as well as an extensive gallery on American illustrator Howard Pyle. Definitely worth a visit.

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