In the early part of the 20th century, largely in Vienna, the so-called “fin de siecle,” there were many artistic currents that ultimately would completely change the cultural direction of the world. I am not well versed enough to comment on literary or dramatic arts, but in music, people like Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton von Webern and Alban Berg were irrevocably transforming musical language by consciously obliterating western tonality. It’s my belief that artists like Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoshka and in some ways Klimt were part of this Zeitgeist. These drawings are by Schiele, and they represent to me an analogous breakdown of “tonality” of the line. They are in my opinion astonishing, especially when you consider he drew them at around 25-26 years old (tragically dying at age 28 of the flu. Get your flu shot, kids!). I would submit that they are the first atonal drawings in history.
Lil prep study for the portrait video in the Structural Head Drawing series! Now on to the final! ⠀
And remember y'all, if you want a chance to win a skype tutoring session with ya boi, simply share one of my images along with a lil description the Structural Head Drawing series and add the hashtag #meatballandcooper. 10 winners will be announced (by Meatball and Cooper) on Jan 17th! See previous post for details 😺
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Sketches in Bruges: on the left a “water street”, on the right drawing from life of a Rick Wouters sculpture "Huiselijke Zorgen" from 1913. Mixed media.
Зарисовки в Брюгге: слева один из каналов, который я показывала в предыдущем посте. Справа скетч в музее Гронинген скульптуры Рика Воутерса «Домашние заботы» 1913. Рисунки выполнены в смешанной технике, о которой я расскажу 19 января на онлайн-практике @lectoroom 👍🏻