Drawing with Charcoal: Historical Techniques of 19th Century France


Charcoal drawing techniques were perfected in France in the 19th century and taken to new expressive heights by artists such as Georges Seurat and Odilon Redon. This video includes a demonstration of those techniques.

Video from The J. Paul Getty Museum

Cite this page as: The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Drawing with Charcoal: Historical Techniques of 19th Century France," in Smarthistory, May 5, 2017, accessed May 23, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/drawing-with-charcoal-historical-techniques-of-19th-century-france/.