I created this
OIL/COLLAGE in the
"Paint like the
which I take at the Academy where I also teach.
The meaning of this class is not to copy, but
to understand how the artist worked and how to change it into your own.
Quite a challenge!
"Blue and Violet: La Belle de
Jour" (1885) by Whistler
is an oil on canvas of a female in a veiled see-through negligee.
I used Klim't s gold and the lightened skin of his portrayed females.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler's
1903) deft brushwork and mighty ego made
him one of London's best-known painters in the
second half of the 1800s.
He developed important close relationships with many women,and the different looks and poses he gave them reveal much about the changing roles of women in the late 19th century.
Gustav Klimt (1862 –
1918) Viennese painter, was
the founder of the Vienna
Secession, the Austrian art
Klimt's primary subject was the female body and his works are marked by a frank eroticism.
The gold in Klimt's paintings is gold leaf, rather than the iridescent paints available today.
I added a piece of gold cloth (left under) in her robe, and some gold leaf in the background (with a gold leaf marker), and made her face (under her head) of newspaper. I also used super gloss gel for the gold look background (upper right).
Chinese and Dutch News paper, oil paint, Matte Medium (my archival glue) heavy gloss gel,
Gold Leaf Marker/sheet, cheese cloth.
van Dijk 2009©
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