20th September 2015 at Appia Antica, II Miglio, Via Cecilia Metella
This is the second initiative of Arts in Rome Association, with the aim to approach the art lovers to Museums, Galleries and Churches, studying the Masterpieces, their history, drawing it with the help of Antonio Finelli Certificate Drawing Tutor
“The Queen of the Long Roads” (Appia teritur regina longarum viarum) this is how was called the Appia Antica Way, the most important Roman roads of the ancient republic reach of roman ruins.
The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appian_Way)
When and How
We meet Sunday 20th of September at 13:30 in front of the Basilica of St.Sebastian Fuori le Mura (Catacombe) each one equipped with a sketchpad, pencil and eraser. We’ll visit the Basilica and, thanks to an exceptional authorization from the Parish Office, we’ll can sketch the famous Bernini’s busto titled “Salvator Mundi”. Then we continue with the walk by feet along the Appia Antica Way to get to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. We sit on the park in front of it and we start again to draw the landscape. The teacher Antonio Finelli (www.antoniofinelliarte.it) will give you some hints of perspective and proportion. The event will end at 17:00
Have you ever tried to draw a picture from a photo getting a good result, almost hyperrealistic, but you can feel like something missing, that emphasis and intensity that you see in the drawings of an artist of high level?
To me several times, and the reason lies in the study of the design which is the basis of any form of art from painting to sculpture. You can have a “good eye”, a “good hand” but you can’t ignore the study. The design features more levels that depart from the sketches to draw more comprehensive features shades, lights and shadows up to the composition.
But let us reflect on the best first step:
The gesture is intended as a movement that identify the movement of the subjetc using simple, smooth and fast lines. This method now that we know under the term ” Sketch ” has the function to guess the movement of the dynamic figure.
We go on the practical:
First of all, you use a soft pencil as a well sharpened 3B or 4B (but not a rule)
The pencil must be challenged in this way to influence the hand gesture making it smooth and soft
The pencil should be tempered in this way to give the opportunity to make stroke thin or thick and gradient
We should observe the sculpture and understand the movement of the subject. Just a few lines to reconstruct the statue. In the first picture “Lica” is just sketched in a few lines and soft: this is the Sketch and Gesture is in the arch of the back . Another small sketch can be seen in the top right. These designs date back to 1700 A.D. and today is used the same procedure, maybe not on a sheet of paper but on a Graphics Tablet.
Draw provides a lot of practice. Arts in Rome organizes the “Sketch at the Museum” in order to give the opportunity to visit the museums of Rome and play the great works from the Life. Sit in front of a Statue of Canova and reproduce it from the sketch up to the complete design just as did the great masters. Life Drawing teaches a lot and also develops the ability to encode the object from three-dimensional to due-dimensional shape.
During the week dedicate ten minutes to soften the hand and create sketch. For example, I entrust myself to the videos of Glenn Vilppu for online classes but FOLLOW OUR Art Workshop that we organize in ROME, Italy.
Enjoy and share your drawings in the comment below!
[:en]This is the first initiative of Arts in Rome Association, with the aim to approach the art lovers to Museums, Galleries and Churches, studying the Masterpieces, their history, drawing it with the help of Ceretificate Drawing Tutor
September 2015 at the G.N.A.M.
As the famous movie “Night at the museum”, Arts in Rome propose you a Sunday afternoon at the “GNAM” (National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art) in Rome to see one of the best Contemporary Art Collection and to approach its Masterpieces in person sketching and drawing thanks to the help of Antonio Finelli.
We meet Sunday 6th of September at 13:30 in front of the museum each one equipped with a sketchpad, pencil and eraser (not allowed in the museum colors, markers, watercolors, etc).
Summing Arts in Rome offers:
An Afternoon at the Museum with audio guide included
3 hours of sketch and live drawing of masterpieces like sculpture, paintings with the support of a qualified teacher of Drawing
Date: 06th september 2016 at 13.30 Location: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Viale delle Belle Arti, 131 – 00196 Roma Info:[email protected] Info call: +39 328 1424 151
We thanks to 2C Arte technical sponsor, that will give as FREE GIFT to all partecipants to the event: + one Sketchbook + one 2B pencil + one Sanguine pencil.
Fee 20 € per person, via Paypal payment
A way to spend an afternoon in a spirit of Art
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