Figurative drawings and paintings 1975-1977

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Craig Kenneth Yeats (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Andrew Martin

Abstract: My thesis show is made up of seven drawings and four paintings made over the past two years. With the exception of the landscape drawing and the pencil study of four heads, all the work was done from the model in the studio. Each drawing and painting is the result of an investigation or a reaction to nature. The earliest drawings Included are the two pencil portraits. These drawings are an investigation of my model. I was very specific about the placement of the features and searched out the surface modulations of the flesh, the hair, and the clothing, as well as the physical attitude of the sitter. I left out any detail from the space around the figure. This ambiguous space makes the individuality of the sitter more apparent. There are also three drawings of the figure in the exhibit. I find that there is a distinct feeling of stillness created by the posed model. Some photographs and even department store mannequins can give me the same feeling. I like to get this feeling in my drawing. It gives the drawing a greater presence. Four paintings of the figure in the studio are also included. In these paintings colour is one of my principal concerns, I mix the colours I see in the figure and around the room and use these colours to build the volumes and the space.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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