1st Pastel & Drawing
It is very common for portraiture to stay safe within the confines of the rectangular norm. And for them to offer an acceptable likeness of the sitter at hand and then to simply call it a day. This is _not_ in Boerman's case... This accomplished drawing has a remarkable (and unusual) absence of line in the traditional sense, instead utilizing a marriage of tonal and chromatic contact(s) within its pencil work. The portrait breaks the fourth wall, offering an engaging eye contact with the viewer that is only tempered by the product's realism. The asymmetry of composition and reduced palette is also very atypical from most portraits one finds in this genre. An unspoken connection results between viewer and subject, a rare result which speaks to the Power of drawing.
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