In our study of the master of figure artists, we have been tasked to make a painting of our own, in the same methods as an artist of choice. By replicating their forms, we’re forced to observe their methods, and learn to recreate forms in the same manner. To further enhance the study, we inserted the human skeleton into the piece, to emulate how the pose would be created with a bone structure. Continue reading
Michelangelo. The Last Judgement. 1536-1541. Fresco, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. Continue reading
Rafael. The School of Athens. 1509-1510. Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican Continue reading
The project we worked on involved lighting a pre-made scene (courtesy of 3dRender.com), and utilizing light linking to simulate realistic lighting conditions to complement the main light. To combat the harsh shadows and add different tones to add more dimension to the piece, a total of 24 different light sources were used in this scene, mainly area lights. The tone of the lighting also suggests a certain temperature, as well as a different visual impact to the piece. Light linking also subtly brought the focal points to attention, while helping to keep the background elements neutral. The use of complementary colors and vibrancy levels also added interest to the focal point (the fruit itself).
The West Genesee Faculty Exhibit provides a look into the talent and diversity of the staff of the West Genesee Fine Arts Department. The mediums were all varied, and each artist was not limited to their area of specialty; works ranged from pen and ink to acrylic, watercolor, pencil, and photography. As the exhibit carried no overall theme, the pieces carried no connection to one another, as the vastly different mediums created a divergence when compiled together. The only real connecting bond was the virtuosity at which the works were composed.