Friday, October 19, 2012

Played Art Student on a Day Off

"The head of Leda" Leonardo da Vinci 
 
Went to see this today, and really no matter what you think of da Vinci (master or over hyped artist), if you are an artist and within 20 minutes of the sketches, you really should go see them :p

Being able to get within less then an inch of these drawings was great, you could see every mark  made on the paper, how detailed they were, how tones were made. Glad to have seen them in the flesh, instead of something usually only seen in a photo. Very impressed by the anatomical drawings.

And now I have seen 2 Sargent paintings in the flesh :) Didn't expect to see one in Dundee. I really need to do more research on him, I love how he handles light and fabric.

9 comments:

kaslkaos said...

Wow! You are lucky, and smart to have gone to see them.

Rose Welty said...

Haven't seen Leo. But I have seen two Rembrandt exhibits in person - and yes, it is incredible to be so close. I have also seen several Sargents in person - i could still be there if they had let me :-). Glad you went!

Rose Welty said...

So glad you saw this Jen! It's a good thing that Leo did all the drawings - he was too experimental with his paintings for them to last very long!

Sarah Crumpton said...

I have always loved da Vinci's drawings, but have never had the opportunity to see them in person. What an amazing experience! Good for you! :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i'm glad i did :D

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i spent most of my time at the national gallery in edinburgh sitting staring at the sargent they have, its gorgeous :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

if they are ever near you, def make the trip :)

2paw said...

We had a huge Monet exhibition here and we were allowed to get very close. I was surprised that some were huge and others tiny small paintings. In the flesh is the best!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love going to art galleries where you can get close to the paintings, it does make a huge difference in what you can see :)