These images were created by examining the digital images of existing paintings. The intention was to show the high correspondence between chiaroscuro in the original image and a similar subtle gradation in the reduced versions shown here.

Courbet, Gustave - 1819-1877 - French.
The Sleepers

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French) 1780-1867
The Grand Odalisque

Boucher, François - 1703-1770 - French
The Brown Odalisque

William De Kooning, American ??
Woman and Bicycle.

Louis Priou, French, 1845-?,
Jeune Femme aux Fleurs

Anthony Troncet, French, 1848-1915,
Au Bord du Lac