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Re: figure drawing


From: Mark Alexander (markcalexander_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 05:22:01 PDT

 How about Rembrandt's Night Watch and/or Raphael's School of Athens as a crowd scene art references?
I like the crowd idea, and have used it myself. I often include a perspective discussion, about how to create the illusion of space with overlapping, size and placement of the figures. Then we have numerous students pose - one at a time - and the artists then have to place them into a scene together.
Mark wrote: I have found a creative idea for figure drawing and I need some help
finding works of art for examples. The students will be composing a scene
invovling a crowd of people reacting to an event. However, the event that
they are reacting to will not be shown. Once the project is finished we
will have a class critique, discussing their interpretations of their
peers work. I thought this would be a fun way to have the kids learn about
emotional expressions and figure drawing.
We are in the process of learning how to draw facial expressions, but I
would like to have a couple examples of artwork to go along with the whole
"crowd" idea. Any suggestions as to what artists' work I could look at?
Thanks! Holly

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