Jenny Doh – Gouacheamole! (Cubism with Gouache)
Duration of Class: One Day (6 Hours) // Medium: Gouache // Skill Level: All
Cubism is a style of art that preceded Abstract Expressionism, which incubated a grand rebellion against Realism. Basically, cubists argued that a still life painting of a tomato fell short of showing the entire truth of that tomato and that the way to remedy that was to show all aspects of the fruit at the same time. And in order to do that, the tomato needed to be shattered/fragmented and then all its parts and pieces painted on the canvas all at the same time.
In this workshop we will paint with gouache on paper … and instead of smashing tomatoes, we will learn to use photo references to paint a portrait to show different aspects of a face all at the same time.
I will have photo references that you use to paint in the cubist style. However, we will also spend some time showing you how I would take photos of a subject to paint in this style for future reference.
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