Life Class, inspired by Sienese Renaissance paintings.

Last Wednesday, we worked a little differently during the first half of the life class. After the initial quick warm up poses, we looked at Sienese narrative paintings from the Renaissance period, particularly images from Sassetta and Duccio. We looked at the strange perspectives and use of colour and composition. We then created our own background scenes, and placed multiple figures into the scene, using poses from the paintings as guidance. The results were interesting and surprising. After the break we resumed working directly from observation, with a one hour pose. You can see the results from both exercises below.