- Course NumberILC-2010-A
- Dates Sep 20 - Dec 13
- Hours06:30PM - 09:30PM
- Additional Fees0.00
- Location 133/141 West 21st Street
This course takes a unique tactical approach to learning composition with a distinct method that unveils hidden structures and ideas within the great paintings that inspire and move us. We will investigate paintings, breaking down the images to better understand the design and try to see from the artists' sketches and studies how they may have come to their final conclusions. Many master artists used combinations of sketches, life studies and 3D models to help them create their compositions. To understand that any great artwork is an invention of space, we will need look at paintings that carry their content and their structural meaning inside them and go back in time through them to show their simplest structures. In contrast, many modern paintings carry their meanings outside of their structure. We will use some common themes in the structure of paintings that keep you in them and reading them in time. The rhythms, structures, directions and gestures become revealed in new powerful ways. The goal will be to work from compositions that involve multiple figures, distilling them to basic geometric forms and movements in order to then re-compose them with new personal content, literal or abstract. The process will be demonstrated in class and examples of artists' work will be shown. If you can draw a cube, cone, cylinder, pyramid and sphere, you can take this class.
NOTE: A supply list will be sent upon registration. One class session will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Fine artist, muralist, designer
BFA, School of Visual Arts; MFA, New York Academy of Art
Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta; First Street Gallery
Samson Fine Art; McKee Gallery; Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT; New York Academy of Art
Sogno Ristorante, Fairfield, CT (interior design); Church of St. Agnes (altarpiece); Marine Park Playground; Playground for All Children; P.S. 58 Library; Paul's Daughter (signs and design)
Hazelwood Foods, UK; New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
National Academy of Design, Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship
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