Egon Schiele (1890 to 1918)
Loose and Fluid Marks Incorporating Colour
Looking at the works created by this artist, I really liked the delicate nature of the lines used to create the figures. The subtle incorporation of the colours is also really interesting. I like the very delicate nature, but wonder whether I would be able to replicate these. I will, however, attempt to create the figures using one a few lines and marks as opposed to my ‘choppy’ nature shown so far.
Alberto Giocometti (1901 to 1966)
Relating to Line Work
This is an artist seems to have popped up quite regularly within my journey! I am very drawn to Giacometti’s work and feel it very, very closely connected to my own style. Watching the video, I can see how he moves very delicately over the page and scales out the proportions faintly before adding in the heavier detail, rendering the fainter proportions almost invisible in the background. I definitely need to attempt to use this delicate hand more in my own work – perhaps even trying a similar pen to that used by Giacometti in the video?
Having attempted to recreate his work in both pen and charcoal, it is very apparent to me that his delicate hand cannot be achieved with charcoal, however both are effective in applying a base layer to assist with creating the proportions, however, the charcoal is not so good at creating layers as the pen.
Marlene Dumas (1953 to Present)
Fluidity and Personality Coming Through in Figures
I absolutely love this artist’s work and am grateful to my tutor for introducing me to it. I love the delicate nature and the subtle tones and colours used. This is definitely something I want to attempt to replicate and to try and achieve that ‘barely there’ detail in one area and as I feel that will be a massive – if invisible! – achievement for me. Again, I can really see how fluid the lines (or lack thereof!) look and what my tutor is trying to get across to me, so I will really consider this in my final Part of the course.
List of Illustrations
Fig. 1. Schiele, E (1890) Egon Schiele Drawing on Paper [Drawing on paper] At: https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/egon-schiele-drawing-on-paper-94-c-10c4718821# (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 2. Schiele, E (1914) Liegende Frau mit blondem Haar (Reclining Woman with Blonde Hair) [Transparent and opaque watercolour over graphite on paper] At: https://www.klatmagazine.com/en/art-en/egon-schiele/62928 (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 3. Schiele, E (1917) Egin Schiele Australian Graphite Watercolour [Graphite and Watercolour] At: https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/egon-schiele-austrian-graphite-watercolor-1917-1544fa6bb3 (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 4. Schiele, E (1917) Stehender Akt mit Tuch (Standing Nude with a Patterned Robe) [Gouache and black crayon on buff paper] At: https://www.klatmagazine.com/en/art-en/egon-schiele/62928 (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 5. Giacometti, A (c.1955) Tête d’homme (Diego) [Pencil on Paper] At: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/alberto-giacometti-1901-1966-tete-dhomme-diego-6126931-details.aspx (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 6. Giacometti, A (1961) Head of a Man 157 Derriere Le Miroir [Lithograph] At: https://www.brightcolors.com/product/alberto-giacometti-head-of-a-man-157-derriere-le-miroir-1961-lithograph/ (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 7. Giacometti, A (1961) Nude [Standing] [Lithograph] At: https://www.joseflebovicgallery.com/pages/books/CL168-56/alberto-giacometti-swiss/nude-standing (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 8.Giacometti, A (1962) Studies of Diego [Red ballpoint pen and pen and ink on paper] At: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/492775 (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 9. Dumas, M (1999) After Fingers [Unknown] At: https://www.modernamuseet.se/stockholm/en/exhibitions/moment-marlene-dumas/ (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 10. Dumas, M (1999) Dorothy D-Lite [Lithograph in colours with bronze powder on Arches paper, the full sheet] At: https://www.phillips.com/detail/marlene-dumas/UK030119/231 (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 11. Dumas, M (2015-2016) Adonis Frowns [Ink wash and metallic acrylic on paper] At: http://drawingsandnotes.blogspot.com/2018/05/marlene-dumas.html (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Fig. 12. Dumas, M (2015-2016) Venus in Bliss [Ink wash and metallic acrylic on paper] At: https://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/art/articles/2018/may/01/how-marlene-dumas-sees-venus-and-adonis/ (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Giacometti Drawing (2016) [User generated content online] Creat. Benhamou-Huet, J. 10 November 2016 At: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW9Rt2Y0ZE (Accessed on 3 December 2019)
Wikipedia. (2019) ‘Alberto Giacometti’ [Online] At: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Giacometti (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Wikipedia. (2019) ‘Egon Schiele’ [Online] At: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egon_Schiele (Accessed on 2 December 2019)
Wikipedia. (2019) ‘Marlene Dumas’ [Online] At: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlene_Dumas (Accessed on 2 December 2019)