Monthly Archives: November 2013

Project Looking

Exercise: Free Painting and drawing with a long stick. Below are some 15 minutes sketches at various scenarios on a 1m long stick. The first was to sketch with charcoal on such a stick. Below my lines are fairly simple, … Continue reading

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Research: Alberto Giacometti’s figure paintings and drawings

Giacometti (1901-1966) He accomplished Fauvism early on in his life, at the age of 20 years. Below he is seen as if kneeling in front of his work, which perhaps he felt was greater than himself. He abandoned painting by 1925 for sculpting. He experimented … Continue reading

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National Portrait Award (SA) – 12 Nov 2013

On Tuesday, I went to see our country’s first National Portrait Award exhibition. It was good to see that Susan du Toit (SA born 2013 BP Portrait Award Winner) was one of the three judges to help select the 40 … Continue reading

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Research: Realist aproaches to the figure post war

First, artists reacted against representational art, then they reacted against abstract art and at the moment it is back again to representational art. Frank Auerbach (b 1931) has always concentrated on the people and places that he knows best and with … Continue reading

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Research – realist approaches to the figure until 1944

Here is a closer look at approaches to the figure by the Impressionists (Degas), Post Impressionists (Cezanne), the blue period painters (Picasso), Cubists (Picasso), the Fauvists (Matthew Smith) and Cubist inspired paintings of William Roberts. Degas (1834-1917) – He exhibited the body … Continue reading

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Project Getting started with a model

Having a model is a luxury for me. Today, I have Fikile for 2 and a half hours and I hope we can cover most of the exercises for this project. I like to draw large, which takes longer and will have … Continue reading

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Assignment 1

To summarise, below is a list of paintings which I am submitting for assessment together with their posts on my log. These can also be found by selecting Paint in Detail under categories.  To conclude, I will briefly discuss the style of detailed painting I find … Continue reading

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