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Re: drawing still life

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Robert Beeching (robprod)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 15:25:42 -0700

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>Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 13:32:57 -0700
>From: Robert Beeching <robprod>
>Subject: Re: drawing still life
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>References: <v01530503aebbd460d16a@[]>
>At 09:29 AM 8/21/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>Just like Ruth, I also use the art of Audrey Flack
>> to inspire my high school students. After reading about
>> her and discussing her work, we focus on her Vanitas
>> series. Students select a social or personal issue that
>> they wish to explore through still life drawing. They
>> collect items from home, from my classroom, even pictures
>> of some items and create a still life on paper. This year
>> I hope to use the scanner and digital camera to assist
>>students in arranging the still life on the computer
>The original purpose for "still life" arrangements
>was for a "controlled environment" where the artist
>could come back to the same setting and light
>conditions. "Scanning" tends to flattens out the perspective
>and leaves out the subtile shading of objects.
>This tends to visually flatten out images losing
>the three-dimensional appearance of the composition.
> and
>> then using the print out as a visual guide for their
>In that case, why not use professional color
>photos of still life object that are lit well, and
>have defining textures far better rendered than what
>a scanner is currently able to produce?
>>Audrey Gorman
>>Colerain High School
>>Cincinnati, OHIO

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