Posts Tagged ‘Picasso’

Shapes and emotion

May 6, 2014

Above: Leonardo da Vinci “Lady with an Ermine” Shapes are essential to the character of each artistic image. Have you ever glimpsed a painting from a great distance, and understood something of the emotion conveyed by the artist even before discerning the full content of the picture? Along with tone and colour contrast, clear shapes within […]

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Perspective and emotion: Spaces between people

April 25, 2013

As artists we focus on ideas and emotions, so why should we bother with perspective?   Above: Rembrandt “The Supper at Emmaus”, 1629, oil on panel.   Art ideas are full of contradictions. Here is one example that fascinates me: Art itself is primarily about emotional concepts, yet artists are expected to master the technical challenges of perspective. With its ruled lines, vanishing points and […]

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An update

April 3, 2013

Having received a few recent enquiries about art classes, I’d better add a note of explanation to this website as to why there are no blocks of classes arranged at the moment. The main reason is lack of time! I have always loved teaching the group sessions, but the preparation for each class, and the behind-the-scenes administration, were simply becoming too time-consuming […]

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Why use cross-hatching?

March 2, 2013

A close look at cross-hatching as used by Picasso   Above: Pablo Picasso “Visage” lithograph, 1928   Today I shall share some of my favourite Picasso drawings with you. While highly realistic, notice how each of these images also hints at mystery and emotional depth. This effect is partly due to Picasso’s use of cross-hatching techniques. How […]

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