Our class inspired by Charlotte Salomon

Last week's class was a little bit different. There was less emphasis on technical instruction an more emphasis on storytelling and composition. We looked at the work of the artist Charlotte Salomon as inspiration. Our Model Kalina, took up poses, from images of Salomon's amazing body of work 'Life or Theatre,' an autobiographical series of paintings, consisting of 769 individual works painted between 1941 and 1943 in the south of France, while Salomon was in hiding from the Nazis. We looked at her use of multiple narratives within one picture plane in a series of three poses.