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Jack Mantle's Boat

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Theodore J. Richardson

Date

19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Jack Mantle's Boat, Theodore J. Richardson
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Jan Oxendale  August 22, 2013

This pastel is referred to as a drawing.  Today I here pastels are referred to as paintings.  Which is correct?

WalkerResources  August 27, 2013

Interesting question, Jan.

A curator from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts who specializes in prints and drawings has the following answer:

"Because they're not produced with brushes and pigments, but rather pressed chalk or oil crayons, pastels are considered drawings, whether completed on paper or canvas. Using the same reasoning, one will find watercolors and gouaches (which are produced with brush and pigment) often referred to as paintings."

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