Seeing Through a Master's Eyes

IB Visual Arts: Seeing Through a Master's Eyes

Copying is a valuable tool in teaching close observation of technique. In copying a Michelangelo figure drawing a student will naturally discover the tiny crosshatched lines that the artist used to sculpt the figure"s muscles and see how this is a form of shading. He can then choose to expand his own mark making vocabulary and maybe introduce cross hatching into his own drawings. Copying a Morandi painting the student...

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