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.
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