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12/03/2021

Drawing with Burne Jones!

Burne Jones, one of the main exponents of the Pre-Raphaelites artistic movement, created many beautiful portraits of romanticized female and male beauties. The technique he used is pretty straightforward: graphite, charcoal or pastel, but he nonetheless obtained excellent results with these media. Join me, on December, Tuesday 7th, for this 2;30 hours session of “Drawing with…” where we will enjoy copying some of these delightful portraits.
11/24/2021

Drawing with Paul Cadmus!

Paul Cadmus was a fantastic draftsman, his artworks are a perfect example of the Florentine Structural Method, that he used to create gorgeous drawings of the human figure in incredible variety of poses: foreshortened, sitting, standing, at rest in action, and many portraits that capture expressions, beauty and mood of the sitter. This session of “Drawing with…” is dedicated to this great modern Master, that kept alive and developed and re-proposed in modern key, a 500 years old drawing method that spans back to the Renaissance and is one of the fundamental drawing methods that any artist would enjoy and benefit from practicing.
11/22/2021

Making Faces: Fun with Facial Expressions and Physiognomy

Making faces: fun with facial expressions and physiognomy To celebrate first year of activity of the New Renaissance Atelier I put together a special new course dedicated to the facial expressions and physiognomy. Physiognomy is quite an interesting topic, and has many facets, some funny, some absurd, some disquieting, I don’t know of any other courses offered on this subject. During this this 4 sessions online course, we will create a number of drawings using, as reference, artworks from different periods and photographs of facial expressions, practicing different techniques and studying the incredible variety of expressive possibilities of the human face, but also have fun copying the fantastic physiognomic works by Charles Le Brun, Lavater and Dell Porta, to name a few. This course is also a fun way to practice portrait drawing and refine our understanding of the human physiognomy and facial expressions and proportions.
11/18/2021

Drawing with Georges Seurat!

Paul Cadmus was a fantastic draftsman, his artworks are a perfect example of the Florentine Structural Method, that he used to create gorgeous drawings of the human figure in incredible variety of poses: foreshortened, sitting, standing, at rest in action, and many portraits that capture expressions, beauty and mood of the sitter. This session of “Drawing with…” is dedicated to this great modern Master, that kept alive and developed and re-proposed in modern key, a 500 years old drawing method that spans back to the Renaissance and is one of the fundamental drawing methods that any artist would enjoy and benefit from practicing.
11/12/2021

Drawing with Kathe Kollwitz!

athe Kollwitz works are passionate, powerful, touching, in short, beautiful. This session of “Drawing with…” is dedicated to this master of expressionism that was able to capture the passions and emotions, struggles and toils of the common people during a period that spans both world wars. Her drawing techniques are varied and eclectic, and copying some of her artworks is an interesting and stimulating way to explore creative approaches in art making.
11/03/2021

Drawing with Hans Holbein the Younger!

Hans Holbein the Younger, a German artist active I the first half of the 16th Century, created an incredible amount of beautiful artworks for the English aristocracy and became King painter to Henry VIII. His drawing of Ladies and Gents, sometimes resulted in paintings, like the portrait of Thomas More that is exhibited at the Frick collection in New York City. These drawings are innumerable and all stunning, beautifully executed with great economy of lines but incredibly intense and realistic appearance. We can learn a lot from copying these works, so, join me on Tuesday…. for this 2 hour, online session of “Drawing with…”, to copy some of these masterpieces and study Holbein’s the Younger sublime technique.