April 2013 archive

Apr 21

Developed Annotation – St Jerome by Durer

This is a more developed version of the annotation of the painting of St Jerome by Albrecht Durer.  Developed Annotation St Jerome by Albrecht Durer No Photo The photo has been removed for copyright purposes. A copy of the image can be seen here http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer_012.jpg

Apr 19

Annotate a Renaissance image

See copy Annotation St Jerome by Albrecht Durer No photo The photograph has been removed for copyright purposes, the painting can be seen here; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer_012.jpg

Apr 19

Linear Perspective

Chilvers (CHILVERS 2012) describes perspective as “Method of giving a sense of depth on a flat or shallow surface, utilising such optical phenomena as the apparent convergence of parallel lines and diminution in size of objects as they recede from the spectator.” Lucie-Smith (LUCIE-SMITH 2012) defines perspective as “The method of representing a three dimensional …

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Apr 19

Visit a Gothic Church

Copy of report on visit to a Gothic church

Apr 19

Annotate a Gothic Image

See annotation of St Matthew miniature from the Lindisfarne Gospels The photo has been removed from the annotation for copyright purposes, a copy of the image can be found here; http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/lindisfarne/accessible/images/page7full.jpg  

Apr 19

Exercise: Humanism

The following research paper has been published on humanism by Dr Liana Cheney at University of Massachusetts Lowell http://faculty.uml.edu/CulturalStudies/Italian_Renaissance/8_9.htm  

Apr 16

Exercise; Pugin on Gothic

Pugin believed that there were two great rules that defined Gothic architecture. These are listed in Honour & Fleming (2009 p.664) as; “There should be no features about a building which are not necessary for convenience, construction or propriety; That all ornament should consist of enrichment of the essential construction of the building.” For Pugin …

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Apr 16

Research Point: Romanesque/Gothic

Gothic architecture – ribbed vault   Gothic pointed arch   Gothic flying buttresses

Apr 04

Exercise; Draw classical figure sculptures

This was an interesting exercise. My drawing skills are very limited to say the least, so I decided to trace the figures. I started with old fashioned tracing paper on blown up copies of photos I had taken of statues at the British Museum. This was OK but then I had the idea of using …

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