Absolutely gorgeous thread!
Detaille is much more than just one of the best French painters for me. He means something inspirative, when I look at any of his paintings, I have an urge need to paint/draw, he wakes up the passion for making art inside me.
I'm glad that MajorSennef posted the big version of the painting La Reve
, it's one of my most favourite painting from Detaille also
I can't decide which style of his works I like more. In his sketches is so much movement and life. And full colour painting shows his awesome skills... And there is so many of them! There is always something on the painting that catches my eye.
Okay, enough of silly fan talk!
Re-posting one of his paintings here