Painting Webinar: VASE. SURFACE
🔔🔔The session on 10-8-2021 has been adjourned🔔🔔
LIVE on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 11 am Pacific.
The session's recording will be available anytime thereafter.
Inspiration video: https://youtu.be/B0EJ2UHf0NA
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Earlier this week, we read an article by David Hockney in The Art Newspaper, 'Abstraction in art has run its course,' that we truly enjoyed.
Hockney discusses candidly figuration in European art in comparison to other more ancient cultures. In his opinion, Abstraction was necessary to remove the shadows that had dominated European art for centuries. And by “shadows,” he really means the deep, tenebrous darkness so prevalent in European paintings while totally absent in other cultures.
Within a couple of days after reading that article, we were captivated by the discovery of a painting by a new artist to us: Avigdor Arikha (1929-2010). Arikha turned away from abstraction in the mid-1960s. “People who think there is anything new in the arts are idiots,’’ he told The Washington Post in 1979. He is renowned for his personal way to translate random, mundane objects and people from life onto the painting format composing them with an unnerving asymmetry.
Inspired by one of his paintings, we’re going to paint a still life from life, selecting only one vase and one surface and playing with composition.
- Painting premise: Still Life.
- Props: Select one piece of pottery and one surface.
- Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
- Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.