WITH LUCY MacGILLIS
NOVEMBER 11-13, 2022
In this three-day ONLINE course via Zoom with Italy-based Lucy MacGillis, painters will look closely at three 500-year-old Italian Renaissance and early Baroque masterpieces investigating what makes them so powerful. Each day will begin with an introduction to the painter whose work we are studying that day and the context in which the painting in question was created. Using transcription, we will draw from these paintings, not copying, but searching for the brilliant uses of rhythm, duality, and repetition within the geometry of each. From Giorgione to the Baroque Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi we will explore a specific painting on paper and in a discussion. In the later part of each day, participants will create a painting sketch to better grasp the use of color in that day's masterpiece. We will conclude with a group critique of the studies and a discussion about the colors which were used to create the original paintings.
Each participant will receive a kit in the mail, prior to the course, containing the prints of the three paintings we will transcribe, as well as Fabriano drawing and primed paper measured in proportion to the works. Throughout the class there will be several demos from Lucy MacGillis' studio. THE COST OF THE KITS IS INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP PRICE.