German Artists: Albert Fernando Lynch

Albert Lynch A Portrait of a Lady
in Blue Pencil and Pastel on Paper

If the world is to end, and I am to choose some evidence of how the women of our age looked and how much beauty was endowed to them, I would love to preserve some portraits made by our master painters. 

And I am sure that the master portraitist Albert Lynch would be one of the artists whose paintings I would choose to be preserved. 

Painting Analysed: Look at the painting A Portrait of a Lady. In this gorgeous painting, the artist has delivered every resource he had: the sense of proportion, the balance of colours, and the transportation of the unmatched beauty of the lady. Albert Lynch transported everything to the canvas. Only a  master portrait painter can do that.   

Albert Fernando Lynch (1860-1950) was a German artist. He was born in Gleisweiler. It is in the Rhineland of Germany.  He studied in Paris. He had portrayed his paintings in Salon in the year 1879. Thereafter, he had regularly exhibited his artworks. Unlike his other contemporaries in Paris and Germany, Lynch used Pastels, Gouache, and watercolours as his preferred colour materials.   

This portrait is done with a blue pencil and a set of pastel colours on paper. The art of portrait making with the pencil is as easy as swimming; only you have to keep your head always up. But if you know doing this art, it would provide you with the pleasure of swimming in the sky of creativity, too. 

About the art of portraying, it is said that all the portraits are the portraits of the artist's. The artist would not be seen on the canvas, physically. He or she would be present in every corner of the painting. It is true because the mood and feeling of the artist would certainly be incorporated into the art piece he or she paints.

A Lady and her Chamber Maid
-by Albert Lynch

Portrait Analysed: In this portrait A Lady and her Chamber Maid, we can see all the dexterity an artist would love to possess. The element of pleasure injected through the wonderful pastel colours are emitting from every inch of the face. The lady looks to enjoy the tasteful comfort the artist has injected through the merits of his brushstrokes.

In the nineteenth-century, the city of Paris was like Mecca for the artists of the world world. The city and its artistic flavour had attracted many big names. Albert Lynch, born in Peru, was not an exception to be lured by the glitters of Paris. He migrated to the heaven of the artists, the city of  Paris. 

In Paris, he succeeded in showing his work in Salon. That was considered a great honour for the artists. The Salon of  Paris was known for the preservation of French Art and European Art. The artists who depicted religious and historical subjects were respected much. The salon also projected the artists who have painted masterpiece portraits. The annual or bi-annual events were celebrated during the period year 1748 to 1890. However, the salon exhibitions are reported to have been started in the year 1616.

An artist always tries to tell a story through his or her paintings. The story is revealed in his or her art-works. The artist does not create a portrait to fill a canvas with colours. He or she makes a portrait to recreate what he or she sees on the face of the person being portrayed.   

A Lynch 1890

Portrait Analysed: Look at this portrait of a lady. The eyes of the woman who is sitting with comfort, wearing a traditional dress, and looking in straight to the painter. sideways. The perfectly painted eyes are emitting the artistic strength the artists possessed. 

Look at the centre of the portrait. Here lies the painterly skill of the artist. The colour used for the skin of the model is bright yellow and light pink. A combination of different colours of the dress materials surrounds the face. This makes the whole portrait looking much matured. It looks well-developed and standing on a firm footing. The youthful attraction that vibrates from the face is lurking at the centre of the portrait, too.        

Albert Lynch had painted several masterpieces by using the pencil. He had mastered the art of using pastel colours, too. Here we can see his versatility, in using all the mediums of expression in colours. 

A Woman Taking Tea
-by Albert Lynch

Painting Analysed: It would be proper to comment about this portrait like this: Here in this painting A Woman Taking Tea, there is a woman who is not tight-lipped. But it seems that she has stored many secrets below her softly closed pair of lips. The thoughtful eyes describe that the woman has the nature of taking every incident of life as inevitable happening. The dark colours of clothes had made the face of the lady more pronouncing. 

Such an infusion of feeling on the face of the person being portrayed is very crucial to make a person looking so alive. It is because, the time will pass, the artist and the person portrayed would not be alive, but the portrait would remain. And the portrait would witness the presence of both the persons involved: the artist and the person who is portrayed. 

A Woman Taking Tea might have suffered blows, but her pensive face had digested all the uproars that her life might have seen. The artist finds it very challenging when he or she desires to infuse such aspect of the character of the person sitting for the portrait.          

For a master artist, it would not be difficult to paint the scene, that is before his or her eyes. A portrait can be done by imagination or with the help of primary sketches, too. What matters is the infusion of the feeling that was on the face of the person portrayed. 

In this painting A Woman Taking Tea, we can observe that the artist has succeeded in painting the inner feeling of the lady, too. We can see that the lady is feeling very pleasant. Here Albert Lynch, the artist, seems to have nicely succeeded in his artistic desire to infuse the feelings and inner character of the person being portrayed. The primary colour used is yellow. It is believed that God likes yellow. However, I personally had not verified this belief! [All the paintings are in Public Domain, Taken from Wikimedia Commons]

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