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Exhibition Silvia Gertsch (b. 1963) & Xerxes Ach (b.1957) – Kunstmuseum Bern

Exhibition “Embracing Sensation” , Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (23.10.2015 – 21.02.2016). http://www.kunstmuseumbern.ch/en/see/today/494-silvia-gertsch-xerxes-ach-120.html  I went to this exhibition attracted by the subject “Embracing Sensation”. The swiss Silvia Gertsch and the swiss Xerxes Ach are an artist couple since 1992. Both have quite different painting styles and approaches. Gertsch paints realistically in oil – a reverse glass painting technique. Reverse painting means the image…

Part One – Assignment 1 – A personal still life

With this my first assignment I will demonstrate what I’ve learned and how I can apply my skills in drawing a still life with objects that have some meaning to me. It was requested to set up objects with interesting shapes and angles and to consider the negative space. Application of light and dark, various tones will allow the creation…

Project Two – Exercise 4: Shadows and reflected light

In this exercise I will look deeper into the interplay of light and shadow on two objects with reflective surfaces. Looking around in my home for adequate objects I selected first my new stainless steel tea pot and after further looking I selected a glass jar with nice pattern on the surface, quite right for christmas season. As I wasn’t…

Project Two – Exercise 2: Observing shadow using blocks of tone

The usage of tone as a basic drawing skill helps to render three-dimensional perceived objects drawn on a flat surface. According to the five-value rule of Leonardo da Vinci, one can differentiate the following five values of objects exposed to light: Highlight: direct light Half (or mid) tone: receiving direct light at an oblique angle Shadow: cur off from direct…

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