Old people

By Hockney - Margaret and Ken

By Hockney – Margaret and Ken

By Daumier - A woman wearing

By Daumier – A woman wearing a cap

By Fohr, Carl Philipp - Two studies of a bearded old man

By Fohr, Carl Philipp – Two studies of a bearded old man

By Rusiñol, S. - The grandma

By Rusiñol, S. – The grandma

By Boccioni, U. - The head of an old man

By Boccioni, U. – The head of an old man

By Goya - No puede ya con los 98 años (He can no longer at the age of 98 years old)

By Goya – No puede ya con los 98 años (He can no longer at the age of 98 years old)

By Gandolfi, Gaetano - Study of bearded male head

By Gandolfi, Gaetano – Study of bearded male head

By Rembrandt - Portrait of an old woman (The artist's mother)

By Rembrandt – Portrait of an old woman (The artist’s mother)

By Van Gogh - Head of a woman

By Van Gogh – Head of a woman

By Von Menzel, A. - A portrait of a long haired and bearded man

By Von Menzel, A. – A portrait of a long haired and bearded man

By Da Vinci - The profile of an old man

By Da Vinci – The profile of an old man

By Dix, Otto - Woman in front of a vase

By Dix, Otto – Woman in front of a vase

By Israëls, J. - Old man

By Israëls, J. – Old man

By Klimt - The grandmother of the nap

By Klimt – The grandmother of the nap

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  1. Older faces definitely make for an interesting study 🙂

    • Oh Wendy, so true. Try to sketch the folds of costumes and garments is so complicated but to depict the face of an old person is more difficult because each of these pleats is a mark of their lives. Thanks for your wise and kind comment. Best wishes 😉

  2. Wonderful post! Old faces – and bodies – are the most interesting to draw! Whereas drawing a baby can be a little bit tedious ´cause there´s yet not much to capture…

  3. thanks for sharing these beautiful images
    🙂

  4. Probably never will get as much attention and feedback as some 20yr old naked picture these days 😦

  5. You have great taste for chosing sketches! My favorite here is by Goya. The old man almost is dying but yet Goya is taking the last breaths and making them a drawing. Amazing!

  6. Wieder eine schöne Auswahl… Wobei man solche alten Leute nur noch selten auf der Straße trifft. Heutzutage verschwinden sie meist früher oder später ins Altenheim… Ehrlich gesagt, bin ich öfters dort und es ist schön zu sehen, wie manche Menschen tatsächlich wieder etwas aufblühen, wenn sie ihren Bedürfnissen entspechend behandelt werden, was in den Familien oft nicht mehr geleistet werden kann. Aber auf der anderen Seite gibt es auch viele, die einfach auf den Tod warten und nur noch in ihren Rollstühlen sitzen,…
    Carpe Diem! Alles Liebe, Nessy von den happinessygirls – happy, healthy, trendy ( http://www.happyhealthytrendy.com )

    • Your comment we thought-provoking. Unfortunately we do not think enough in old age until it arrives. Perhaps it was Oscar Wilde who said the experience of old age, was no problem. The really difficult thing was the ‘being young’. Thanks so much for your comment. Good evening from a warm one, as it is Barcelona ❤

      • Thanks for your nice reply! Today , we´ve 34 °C in Saarebrueck, so hot, too… But nevertheless I would prefer beeing in Barcelona… Have a wonderful evening, too, with the sounds of the Alhambra-song, played on the guitar,… That´s what I´am remember, whe I´m thinking of the nice warm nights over there … Nessy from the happinessygirls. j

      • Dear Nessy, sometimes we want what we haven’t though my senses can understand what you’re saying about this theme, but we can transcend with the stuff or companionship that we got in each moment. Here this night is kindly good because is not too humid as ever. It was a windy thursday. The wellness of our skin is important but not as much as our feelings. It has been a true bliss to share some words with you. Bye to bedclothes and good night. Thanks for comment.

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