Cast Drawing #5: the Male Head
Number of Lessons: 1
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This session of Cast Drawing is dedicated to one of my favorite pieces by the divine Michelangelo, the bust of Brutus.
Michelangelo created this workaround 1540-1550, a decade or two after the fall of the Florentine Republic by hand of Pope Clemente VII, who was a Medici and intended to return the control of the city to his Family. Michelangelo created this work to express his protest against all tyranny, but more specifically, against the Papal tyranny.
The man portrayed in this bust is particularly handsome, and his gaze particularly intense, the strong chiaroscuro effect in this photo highlights the bold sculpting technique of this unfinished masterpiece, making it a great subject to copy, giving us occasion to practice drawing facial features, facial expressions, tonal rendering and use charcoal and chalk on toned paper