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Virtual Painting Marathon with Elisa Jensen
From Genre to Allegory: Figure Painting Today
This 5-day rigorous Painting Marathon will explore figurative imagery – in particular, looking at ideas of allegory and archetype in painting – to consider how these ideas are, and can be, used in contemporary painting. Focus will be on finding and developing personal imagery to the fullest extent by working from perception, from the imagination, and from memory. Sources will be drawings from the virtual model, the study of our own environment, and transcription of specific masterworks, western and nonwestern, from ancient times to contemporary art.