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Exercise Adding Collage

Before starting this exercise I want to try out both techniques in my sketchbook; applying the wet paper to the surface and applying the dry paper and then painting over this.

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Contemporary artists who use collage in their work

A contemporary artist who uses only collage, papers and newspapers in replacement of a paint palette to create her works is Eileen Downes. Eileen creates many genres of art, animals, landscapes and abstract, her work shows the extreme use of … Continue reading

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Lucian Freud’s ‘Self Portrait with Black Eye’

In my report from my second assignment my tutor advised that I look at Freud’s ‘Self Portrait with Black Eye’, to observe an artist who has layered paint to achieve a skin tones. Here is the particular painting: The skin is … Continue reading

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Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter who produced many sketches and paintings within a short career as an artist. Schiele was a protégé of Gustav Klimt and was a figurative painter of the early 20th century. Looking at Schiele’s work … Continue reading

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Suggested reading / viewing

Looking back through my reports and reading / viewing suggested by my tutor before I start the next assignment I want to work through these points, particular focus at the moment on report 2: *Egon Schiele – for his emotional … Continue reading

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Part Four: Introducing Abstraction – Thoughts …

Reading through the introduction to this project I find it interesting that the frame in which a painting is displayed has more meaning behind it then first expected. The frame representing the window to the world, size is relevant and … Continue reading

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