Posts Tagged ‘Daumier’

Composition dogs: part 2

October 12, 2014

A dog at the table: two pictures to compare In this second part of my short series on dogs in composition, lets compare two paintings. Both painted in France in the 1860s, each of these pictures shows figures at a table, and each artist has included a single dog as a key part of the composition. […]

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How to use top-lighting in drawing or painting a portrait

December 14, 2012

Investigating an unusual lighting set-up for portraits   Above: Gustave Courbet “The Cellist, Self Portrait”, 1847 Today’s art class on lighting for portraiture I have just completed a series of art classes on how to use tone. The final session looked closely at the use of light and shade in portraiture. Of course, this fascinating topic inspired plenty of […]

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