Peter Lavetti after . . .

The artist copies from the old masters, and even from existing photographs, to develop skill and cultivate perception. These freehand drawings are exact, but never mechanical. They are creative at the same time that they are "studied".

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after Boucher (standing male nude) (1992)

after Lodovico Carracci (man with putti) (1989)

after Gandolfi (man) (1991)

after Géricault self-portrait (ca.1991)

after Lely (done with Ann Schuler) (1989)

after Michelangelo (male nude) (1989)

after Murillo (angel) (1989)

after Piazzetta (archer with turban) (1990)

after Piazzetta (boy with pig nose) (1991)

after Piazzetta (woman) (#1) (1991)

after Piazzetta (woman) (#2) (1991)

after Pontormo (child) (ca.1989)

after Pontormo (laughing child) (ca.1989)

after Rafael (girl) (done with Ann Schuler) (1989)

after Rembrandt (old man) (1989)

after Richer (arm) (#1) (ca.1990)

after Richer (arm) (#2) (ca.1990)

after Richer (arm) (#3) (ca.1990)

after Richer (leg) (ca.1990)

after Rubens (girl) (ca.1989)

after Rubens (man) (ca.1990)

after Ter Borch (man) (1991)

after Watteau (man) (ca.1989)

after Watteau (woman) (1989)

from ad photo (gazing woman) (#1) (ca.1989)

from ad photo (gazing woman) (#2) (ca.1989)

from ad photo (Latina woman) (ca.1989)

from ad photos (lips/girl with ponytail) (ca.1988)

from ad photo (smiling woman) (ca.1989)

from ad photo (woman with closed eyes) (1989)

from school photo (1982)

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