I introduced the idea of building a set of Artistic Influences - artists that excite and inspire you and your work - back before break. We will be building this list throughout the rest of the year, and then, hopefully, you will continue to build this list for the rest of your artistic life.
Below are the particulars that you need to find for each artist:
- Your artist's name (real if possible, though I know this could be tough if using someone from Social Media)
- Their Nationality
- Birth and Death date - if they are dead, you have no excuse for not having this. However, finding these dates for living artists may be harder due to some people's attitudes towards privacy. Do your best.
- A one sentence summary (or more, but keep it brief and to the point) of the artist's work/style.
- Why you like them.
- 5-10 examples of their work (this can be printed, in a magazine, on your phone, in a book, in a powerpoint, etc - BUT, I don't want to sit there and wait while you pull the images up, have them saved already!)
An example follows:
- Rob Liberace
- Born c.1968
- Liberace's work focuses on the figure in portraiture, anatomy, and movement; conveyed with traditional techniques inspired by the masters of the Renaissance.
- Liberace has a masterful control of his medium, but his control over muscle and anatomy and his portrayal of the body in tension and motion is phenomenal and keeps me coming back to his work time and again.
The following images are all credited to Robert Liberace (www.robertliberace.com):