Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Chris Rigney's son came in for a visit the other day and jumped right in the routine
Instructor Edward Minoff with Lauren Sansariq
Will St. John awaits a worthy chess opponent . ..
Friday, December 12, 2008
GCA scupture teachers Jiwoong Cheh and Chris Waddell both work at Studio EIS as part of a team of artists. Each project is usually a collaboration of at least three different artists. For example, one project started with a real human skull found at Jamestown. A forensic specialist took the skull and re-created the human head according to the specific bone structure of the skull. Then Cheh took that head and used it as reference to create a more life-like portrait with emotional expression in the face. Other artists worked on the body, hands, and painting/detailing of the figure. The pose of the figure was chosen according to the age and health of the skull and other information available from the Jamestown archeological research. The teenage boy was portrayed stooped below a heavy load on his shoulders, working hard but looking up with a face that expressed the determination and hope of his youth.
I am not able to post any photos of the studio's commisioned pieces for legal reasons, so I can only share these few shots of Jiwoong Cheh's personal work.
Life sized portrait of Barack Obama
A collection of plaster casts from Cheh's sculpture projects
this one is about 6 inches tall
Here is one project we saw that I can post photos of. This commission was recently completed for Abraham Lincoln's summer cottage. It is a life sized bronze piece, you can read about it and view a slide show at these links.
After the reception we went out, where we were all very civilized, and not late for class the next morning. go team!
Travis, Rebecca, Nancy & Jacob
Brook, Me, Justine, Angela
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Please join us for a Cocktail Reception Celebrating the Completion of Three New Projects:
Educating the American Public on the Role of the Infantry in American History
The National Infantry Museum, Columbus, Georgia
Designed by: Christopher Chadbourn & Assoc. Inc.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.
Written In Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake
Designed by: MFM Design
James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, Virginia
James and Dolley Madison, A Bronze Sculpture Commission
December 11, 2008 | 6PM - 8PM Sponsored by: Robert H. Smith
Sponsored by: Robert H. Smith
55 Washington Street, Suite 400 Brooklyn NY
Corner of Washington and Front Streets, Dumbo BKLYN
#A to High St. #F to York St. and #2, #3 to Clark St.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
|Atlanta Art Gallery group show|
Artist & Blogger Pat Aube Gray has written a very nice review of the recent Atlanta Art Gallery show - Jacob Collins and the Water Street Atelier. Click the link above to read her review. Also to see the images we have online from the show, you can go to the picassa album.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
A cast drawing by Thomas Eakins when he was a student in 1869!
These drawings were done by Lilian Wescott Hale (1881-1963) She was the sister of Robert Beverly Hale, who was curator at the Met & teacher of artistic anatomy at the Art Student's League before he died in 1985.
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Aspen in Twining Canon
Childe Hassam (1859-1935) , 5th Avenue Evening
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) Mont Blanc
Andrew Wyeth Race Bridge
Andrew Wyeth Cider Barrel
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The entire archive can be found online at the Biblioteca Universidad Complutense Madrid website.
The Academia de San Fernando de Bellas Artes was founded in 1752. Based in Madrid, it was one of several art academies in Spain (other cities with academies included Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragosa, and Seville). By the mid-nineteenth century, the Academia de San Fernando had become the dominant art academy in Spain and the model for art education throughout the country.
Anonymous (Spanish, c. 1890) Desnudo masculino en pie y de perfil apoyado en una vara. Graphite and pastel on paper. 61.9 BY 47.9CM. Colección de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
Anonymous (Spanish). Colección de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
G. Ponman (Spanish) Female figure from a Greek Relief Sculpture or Figura femenina (copia de un relieve griego). Pencil and pastel on paper. 62.9 BY 47.7CM. Colección de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
As in Paris, students in Madrid’s arts academy studied, on average, for four years. Some went on to receive scholarships and study at the Spanish School in Rome. (Established in 1873, the Spanish sent winners of an annual competition on the equivalent of the French Prix de Rome.) Students at the Academia began by drawing from castes of isolated portions of statues. Then, they were allowed to study from full statues of classical origins, either from castes made of the Spanish Royal collection or from collections in Rome or Paris. Advanced students, were allowed to study from live models, who were often placed in the poses of classical statuary or from scenes in Old Master paintings. As the century progressed, classical poses increasingly gave way to more natural poses and depictions of the human figure.