School of Groucho Marx
Size- 48"x 22", 9"x 36" and 36"x 65"
Date Completed- December 2009
Media- Conte crayon and Charcoal on Paper
This project included a study of a painting. I chose Rafael's "School of Athens" because it is a painting that was challenging and one that had many figures. The first one is a line drawing (in conte crayon) of the painting. I tried to use different line weights to emphasise importance of the figures. The second is a detail drawing of one of the women in the painting- Hypatia, a Greek Scholar. The last one is my final in which is another detail of the central figures- Plato and Aristotle. They are at the vanishing point of the painting. I added my own twist to the original by giving my figures Groucho Marx glasses and also adding myself in, to make the drawing humorous.
Conte Line Drawing
Detail of Hypatia