Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.
"Sketch of Sulka Mask, Melanesia, 1900-1910" | Fiber structure covered with pith, feathers and pieces of wood | Drawn at the Field Museum, Chicago | Pencil on paper | 7" x 5" | © 1991 Marilyn Fenn --
Class notes, from Advanced Drawing with Barbara Rossi, SAIC, 1991
Basil, switzerland - Folk Museum - tradition of Carnival prior to Lent; also South Am., Mexico, New Orleans.
Copy after Chagall's "Birth" | The Art Institute of Chicago | Pencil on paper | 7" x 5" | © 1991 Marilyn Fenn --
Class Notes from Advanced Studio Drawing, taught by Barbara Rossi, Fall 1991
Purpose of class: development of personal resources, more inventive with how you represent things; more significant to you.