Jean-Étienne Liotard, The Chocolate Girl (La Chocolatière), c.1744; Dresden State Art Museums.
This famous portrait by Jean-Etienne Liotard was once called, "The most beautiful pastel ever seen." One of the main reasons for its popularity was its exquisite, life-like realism, the beautifully rendered folds of cloth, and flesh tones almost like porcelain. In the modern reproduction below, these qualities are no longer present. In fact, the contemporary version may very well have been produced in a medium other than pastel. The colors are different, and it lacks the depth, refinement and subtlety of the original.
Altered version of a work by Jean-Étienne Liotard.
A well-researched art resource that can help you find accurate images and spot altered copies. 100+ listings and growing daily. Browse at random, or search for something specific. Special requests are welcome.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended for entertainment purposes only. Although every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the information provided, the material included here should in no way be considered the final authority on any issues discussed in the text.