Figure Studies

My inspiration for the week is Philip Pearlstein. PP10893

I am completely enamored by this artist. I was first introduced to Philip Pearlstein during my sophomore year in college. I was taking a figure drawing class with Professor Fred Burton. As I was looking through book after book of Pearlstein’s images I began to grasp a better understanding of the human figure. I was drawn to his work because he was deliberately distorting certain aspects of the body and still maintained a since of realness, he used unexpected and interesting points of view, and bucked the rules of cropping through heads, elbow and knee joints. In the end, he created beautiful compositions, pushing the boundaries of figure drawing.

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Janelle and I went to the Frist Museum yesterday. Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination Exhibit was absolutely fascinating. It definitely inspired me to take another look and even make slight changes in the conceptual direction of my latest painting.

I’m 99.9% sure I just finished this piece. I had a lot of fun working on it and can’t wait to start the third in the series.