" After the face, the hand is the part of the human body which is the most independent, the most distinctive and the most particular. (...) Hands in painting - whether they be lyrical, delicate, lively and alert, or else violent, nervy and tragic - are never mere details, as can be seen in these drawings, but are focal points which contain and distribue the energy of a picture. "
Chosen by Jean-Christophe BAILLY, 101 sketches, studies, paintings, watercolours by Leonard de VINCI, PICASSO, del SARTO, MICHELANGELO, RAFFAELLO, DÜRER, HOLBEIN, RUBENS, VAN DYCK, WATTEAU, TIEPOLO, INGRES, GERICAULT, DELACROIX, MILLET, MENZEL, SCHIELE... Most of them are full-page.
Stoddart & Houghton et Bibliothèque de l'Image, 2007, 26 x 25 cm, paperback, illustrated cover (TIEPOLO, CARRACCI, MICHELANGELO), 96 pages.