Over the last two sessions we have been experimenting with using grids to copy images, alter scale, isolate sections and to check proportions and relationships of the shapes making up the picture.
The points of reference below are followed by the group's work.
|Self Portrait in Progress: Chuck Close|
|Bridget Riley: Hesitate 1964|
|Alberto Giacometti: sketch book with squared pages|
|Leonardo da Vinci: use of grids|
Leonardo da Vinci, artist or scientist? Many describe him as an 'artist-engineer'. His art was scientific and based on a thorough understanding of the human body and rigorous study of the physics of light and shade: his science was expressed through his drawings which illustrated exactly what he meant and how he understood things to work.
|Sir William Coldstream: use of grids|
We will be exploring this approach next week.
|Sir William Coldstream: Reclining Nude 1974 - 76|
Graham worked slightly differently: he found laying the grid over enlarged print-outs of his photographs enabled a more theoretical understanding of what he intuitively found interesting in the composition.
Lovely work, well done everyone.