This course is structured around ideas in portraiture and is open to students working in oil, watercolour or drawing media. We will explore self-portraiture and consider questions of perception and identity with reference to Rembrandt and Frida Kahlo. Working with the model will allow us to consider the sense of the fleeting moment in impressionist portraits by artists such as Manet or Sargent. The course will also consider the innovative use of photographs in relation to a variety of artists including Degas or, more recently, Jenny Saville. The course will be of interest to those who have experience of doing portraits but will also introduce a variety of approaches to those working with portraiture for the first time. Not suitable for beginners.
29 April – 8 July 2019 / 6.30 – 9.00pm
9 Mondays / No half term break
The school is closed bank holiday Mondays 6 May and 27 May 2019.
Tutor: Gianluca Rotelli
Course #: MN05