Posts Tagged ‘Freud’

Composition dogs: part 3

November 6, 2014

Dogs and owners: Spaces between   Above: “Eli and David”, by Lucian Freud, 2005-6. A portrait of David Dawson (Freud’s assistant and friend) with his whippet. I find “Eli and David” remarkable both as a powerful composition and for the way in which it demonstrates a key aspect of human-canine relationships. This man, painted with all his human flaws and concerns, […]

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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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