Design

Masters Painting Reduced

For those of you who follow my blog regularly you know that in my design class we have been working on study of a Masters painting.  In my case it is the Milkmaid by Vermeer.  This week I did a 5×5 painting:

painted, scanned, and converted to jpeg

painted, scanned, and converted to jpeg

The idea behind this assignment is to reduce it to its shapes.  So, if you are familiar with the original painting, you can see that a lot of detail has been lost.  if you are interested in seeing the line drawing and a copy of the original, I linked in a previous blog here.

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Design

A sketch for Design

This week in Design class we are working on the use of shapes and line in paintings.  Here is my sketch:

Sketch that has been scanned to a jpeg

Basically, what you are looking at is an interpretation of major shapes and lines in a painting.  Are you, by chance, able to identify the painting based on the sketch?  Let me know, leave a comment below, I’m curious to know what you think.

Here is the painting:

The Milkmaid or The Kitchen Maid by Vermeer dated to 1658-1661

Cheers!

 

 

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