Drawing with… the Draped Figure: Angels and Demons
Number of Lessons: 1
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This session of Drawing with… is dedicated to the draped figure, but not just any figure. For this session, I searched in Heaven and Earth, or better, Heaven and Hell.
The reference images I picked to choose from for this session, are two beautiful drawings of angels in charcoal and chalk on toned paper, one by Carracci and one by Pontormo, and a detail from a Luca Signorelli fresco that can be found in Orvieto’s Cathedral, and depicts the Devil and the Antichrist, quite a couple!
I was always fascinated by the clever compositional device that Signorelli employed to unify these two entities of evil: whose arm is that? The devil’s? the Antichrist? Do they share that arm? This work is a fresco painting but we will be using graphite to create a monochromatic study or colored pencils to recreate this powerful detail in color.