Sketch of cells |
Colored pencil |
6" x 6" |
© c. 2004-5 Marilyn Fenn --
I started this art blog* to put all of my notes from art school online in one place -- mostly for my own convenience, but if anyone else benefits from my clumsily compiled notes (often with no real date), that's good, too.
Painting by Louis Finkelstein
"Hanover Center II"
1998, oil on canvas,
38 x 42 inches
"Between technique, vision, design, expression there is no seam; neither is one thing the cause and another the result."
Copy After Leonora Carrington's "Juan Soriano de Lacandón," 1964 |
at the Art Institute of Chicago |
7" x 5" |
© 1991 Marilyn Fenn --
Abstract concepts help to provide visual meaning (aside from subject matter).
Painting: Song of the Nightingale
by Hans Hoffman
1964, Oil on canvas
84 x 72 inches
Strive for awareness of movement from:
Art by Christian Rohlfs
The need must find the idea & method.
The Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482–1486
tempera on canvas
172.5 cm × 278.5 cm (67.9 in × 109.6 in)
Look at feet & hands like Raphael or Botticelli:
Painting by Cezanne
Look at Cezanne's Mt. St. Victoire - picture is divided in to 3 horizontal bands: dark and warm on bottom, medium, warm & hot in center, light & blue at top.
Draw from center out. Work from bottom up, never top down.
Like riding a bike uphill.
Crunching up the space, like using your muscles. All this space to work with. Swooping down.
Abstract literally means to draw from or separate. In this sense every artist is abstract… a realistic or non-objective approach makes no difference. The result is what counts.
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