Sunday, September 12, 2010
"An Artful Day"
I'd been planning to go to the Phoenix Art Museum's exhibite of Cézanne and American Modernism
, but when I read that yesterday was a special sketching day featuring "still-lifes, live models and in-gallery work-stops", I decided that was the day. We got going as early as we could manage.|
Julia took turn driving first, and I got my first sketch done:
September 11, 2010, 8:38am, "Entering Maricopa County, Julia Driving"
After seeing these pieces and a tasty lunch (Wild Mushroom, Spinach and Leek Tart with Fossil Creek Goat Cheese and Mozzarella served with Herb Garden Salad), I happened on a sketching room and got busy on a still life. I'd only brought graphic pencils and a moleskine, so I was glad they provided colored pencils and larger paper:
Apples were featured because Cézanne preferred fruit over flowers in his still lifes as flowers wilted too quickly!
|After having a few tries at the live model, a young man in bicycle shorts, I found Julia and we headed for the modern art galleries. Yes, I found Calders!|
Moon and the Oar, 1974
Painted steel and wire,
Phoenix Art Museum, #1991.141
Bequest of the Estate of Orme Lewis
You can see how the three forward 'petals' are balanced by the larger 'petal' behind the chair-shaped element.|
Julia and I had fun seeing our reflections in Kapoor's "Upside Down, Inside Out". You can see the reason for the title, because the concave section gives upside down reflections:
Anish Kapoor, British, born in India, 1954
© Joan Ann Lansberry