Exhibition visit – ‘Andanzas surrealistas’, Dalí & Granell

Andanzas surrealistas (Spanish, surrealist wanderings) is an exhibition being held from September to January in a local art museum. It is described as a conversation between Spanish surrealist artists Salvador Dalí (1904 ­– 1989) and Eugenio Fernández Granell (1912-2001). It includes … Continue reading Exhibition visit – ‘Andanzas surrealistas’, Dalí & Granell

Artist research – Cezanne

Research and visual reference for P2, P2 (Still Life), Exercise 3 Paul Cezanne’s Still Life with Blue Pot and Ginger Jar and Fruit on a Table description of texture use of texture and brush strokes to build form and solidity description of light and shadow white space to suggest light, blue to suggest strongest shadows sense of space (background, table, wall) drawing in graphite still visible beneath watercolour layers   Continue reading Artist research – Cezanne

Part 2, Project 2 (Still Life) – Reflection

Review of my previous two exercises Exercise 1 Successful aspects texture, visible brushstrokes differentiation of groups using color, contrast dynamic composition, diagonal angles Struggles achieving the right lines choosing right material for a desired result deciding whether to fix mistakes or embrace them as part of the process deciding whether to finish a “failed” drawing or start over I think I managed to achieve some sense of depth by the use of angles, perspective, and the placement of objects in front and behind other objects. It was hard not being able to use tone, and thus not being able to … Continue reading Part 2, Project 2 (Still Life) – Reflection

Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

The following artists came to mind as I thought about negative vs. positive space. Some of them aren’t really “from today” but felt they were very relevant for this research point. Gary Hume (1962 – ) Gilou Brillant (1935 – ) Helen Frankenthaler (1928 – 2011) M.C. Escher (1898 – 1972) Audrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) Will Bradley (1868 – 1962) René Gruau (1909 – 2004) Fredrick Hammersley (1919 – 2009) Henri Matisse (1896 – 1954) I browsed through these artists and did small thumbnail drawings of the works that really got my attention in terms of the use of … Continue reading Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point