Sunday, April 20, 2008

Illustration Friday 041808 : Primitive

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Inspired by the 4800 year old Cycladic figurines I saw at the British Museum last week - very stylized depictions of women, all with the same crossed-arms pose.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Illustration Friday 032808 : Homage II

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So, despite having paid homage to the distinctly modern Julian Opie in my last post, my artistic heroes are actually the Dutch/Flemish/German portrait painters of the 15th and 16th centuries: Memling, Holbein and, of course, Albrecht Durer. I painted this miniature in watercolors (leaning a bit too heavily towards the yellow) in 1984, after Durer's portrait of Oswald Krell. I was really pleased with the fur and the velvet at the time...