Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Third installment for the Italy series of paintings- The Belvedere Torso

The above painting is based on the tradition of drawing from The Belvedere Torso, a piece of a statue, from the 15th century onwards. Instead of painting from the original, I have used models out of magazines to paint from, the idea being that these are our guides and these are what we use to draw from and copy today - not using a pencil and paper, but instead changing our diet and fashion. These are our classical sculptures that we look up to and admire.

Overall, I have created three paintings for my Italy project. I wanted to draw upon Italy's historical richness and yet allow the pieces to have contemporary relevance.

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