I’ve been reading Robert Hughes’ brilliant book about Goya, as part of my research for our Goya Life Drawing Classes. -
“No earlier artist had conveyed the irrationality of the mob, especially the mob inflamed by a common vision- religious, political, it makes no difference- with such unsentimental power. What is more, the expressive roughness of the paint, the urgency in which it is applied, and the theatre of expression on the crowd’s individual faces- angry, stupefied, cunning, close to madness- amount to an assault on silence.” -
This biography is expansive and puts Goya as a man of and above his time, chronicling the turbulence of eighteenth century Spain, contextualising his artwork amidst the Spanish Inquisition, and the horror of the Napoleonic wars. ***there are still places left on my Goya Life Drawing Class with @londondrawing this Saturday 27th January. Please visit londondrawing.com/events for details*** #goya#lifedrawing#artclass#horror#romanticism#dreams#fantasy#roberthughes
An old canvas I painted a few years back, the painting itself was fun to do, purely because of its large scale.
But like every thing, the old goes and new life is born. It's done it's time in art galleries, so I guess it's served it's purpose.
Time to paint over? Or to sell?
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Drawing class has started again (yay!). Yesterday we took white paper, toned it all over with charcoal and then drew on top, taking out highlights with a rubber. Messy! I thought I’d try drawing without line, and actually started with the rubbed out highlights to see how that’d work.