Mission filthy porno mag was a fail.
This surprised me, in a world full of sex, the “sexiest” thing was Nuts and Zoo, they are not porn mags!
Started a drawing to scale of Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time today. I’ve gotten most of the basic pencil lines done, and hope to continue tomorrow. Recreating the drawing to proportion is very difficult and challenging. I didn’t enjoy it very much, but now that I have the foundations down, I think the drawing will become much more enjoyable to work on. As the painting has darkened parts, I decided to lighten it and make it grey-scale and was exited to find that the dark parts hide details. I’m sure in the original isn’t as dark, and I will find out in a couple of weeks when I travel to London to see the original. I’m very exited about the trip, and I think it will inspire me greatly!
pinkish red roses
a golden apple
ruby coloured jewel
red cushion with gold trim
lapis blue fabric
construction of spacial depth
Monday evening I started feeling unwell, and this ended up with me leaving uni early on Tuesday and having to take a couple of days off. I’ve dosed myself up with cold and flu meds and calpol, and I’m feeling somewhat better. This has not helped my work this week. Week one of Transcription and I have barely scraped together some work. I am away this weekend too, so I doubt I’ll get much done. A trip to Brighton always makes me happy, so hopefully I will be back in uni on Monday, ready and eager to get cracking!
Much research on the symbols in the painting though! I have always had a strong interest in signs and symbols.
Module 2 has officially started! I am very exited about this brief. We are working on a transcription, which is (in basic terms) our own version of someone else’s work. Since assessments last week, I have been restless waiting for today’s brief and boy am I happy to get started! Our choice of work was limited to paintings that are in the National Gallery in London, and pre 20th Century. The sheer amount of paintings are incredible, and many of them just ooze beauty. I have decided to work with Agnolo Bronzino’s allegory “Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time”. Painted in 1540-46, at 1.46 meters by 1.16 meters, in oil on wood.
The piece contains so much, its very busy. It’s that fact that drew me to it. I was interested in looking at how the female form is depicted, and also by the symbolism within the piece. I’ve already spent the entire day, and most of my evening researching the work and symbols within the piece. Enthusiastic is my middle name!