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And so the reimagination of The Death of Socrates continues! Some work remains, but is well on its way to being complete…
Check out the humble beginnings of the above painting!
For my Painting I class we were tasked with analyzing a classic piece of art work. We broke a “masterwork” down to its key components and drew the organizational lines to better get a better idea of the perspective and composition utilized in the drawing. After breaking it down, we will then reorganize the key parts, and make a painting of our very own based around this reconfiguration. Sounds fun!
I chose The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David.
The Left: A burnt sienna under-painting working as a value study for the forthcoming colors.
The Right: Final rendering with colors and increased contrast between areas of light and dark.
Created for my painting class this semester in which we had to paint four different paintings, all depicting the face or head in some way. Originally, I was going to do all of them (like the one above) via photo reference. However, when it came time to put the paint to the paper, I decided to use the ol’ imagination machine (my brain) and paint the “Aztec” deities I’ve been drawing.