WITH LUCY MacGILLIS
In this five-week ONLINE course via Zoom with Italy-based Lucy MacGillis, painters will look closely at four 500-year-old Italian Renaissance and Rococo masterpieces, investigating what makes them so powerful. Each meeting will begin with an introduction to the painter whose work we are studying that week, and the context in which the painting was created. Using transcription, we will draw from these paintings, not copying, but searching for the brilliant uses of rhythm, duality, and repetition within the geometry of each.
From Fra' Angelico and Botticelli to Andrea del Sarto and Tiepolo, we will explore a specific painting on paper and in discussion. Participants will create a painting sketch to better grasp the use of color in that week's Renaissance masterpiece. We will conclude with a group critique of the studies and a discussion about the colors which were used to create the original paintings. Work will be shared in an online platform.
Throughtout the class there will be several demos from Lucy MacGillis' studio.
Each participant will receive a kit in the mail, prior to the course, containing the prints of the four paintings we will transcribe as well as Fabriano drawing and primed paper measured in proportion to the works. THE COST OF THE KITS IS INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP PRICE.