|A LESSON IN PAINT
A Lesson in Paint is a tribute to Swiss painter and sculptor, Alberto Giacometti. Giacometti is one of those artists that had to grow on me, but after many years of study I finally got what he was after. One of the most basic yet difficult forms for a beginning artist to work with is an egg. Understand its form and volume and you will better understand how to paint the human head. GIacometti repeatedly gravitated to this shape when painting his figures. He had a systematic, almost mathematical way of dividing up the oval, working it over and over, building up numerous monochromatic layers as if he was sculpting with paint. Eventually he broke free from representing what was in front of him. It was if he saw through space, deep into his subject, and created his own language - all a good artist can hope for.
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A LESSON IN PAINT