Still-life drawing and figure drawing

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

Abstract: This thesis consists of still-life drawings and figure drawings. The drawings consist of lines of different intensities and lengths which define interior space as well as exterior space, without the use of crosshatching or other shading devices. The drawings are kept on a rather small scale so that more spontaneity and line control are possible. Most of the flowers used for the drawings were in a dry or wilted condition which gave greater angularity. Sunflowers were well suited to this drawing technique in that the surfaces have so much contrast. The leaves, stems and calyx were sharp and irregular, which contrasted with the geometric conformation of the seeds. Concise lines were also used in the figure drawings in order to show the movement of the muscles around the body rather than depicting the figures as simple contour lines and shading. The lines of different intensities helped to project the muscle structure of the body more successfully than simply shading the figures might have. Much consideration was given to the depth and proportion of the works as well as the conformation of the figures. Although many of the drawings are studies of the figure only, some of the figures were placed in an environment which gives an added dimension to the work and the relationship of the figure to the objects surrounding it.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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