Wednesday, March 30, 2011

LACMA "Fashioning Fashion" and some sketches...

At the Resnick Pavilion, LACMA had three fabulous shows. Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915, Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, and the Art of the Sensual. They have all closed now, but I went a number of times to see the exhibits and take photos for possible reference. The photo above is one that I took while at Fashioning Fashion; I have no idea how those dresses survived that era so fabulously.

I haven't completed any new paintings, but I have been plugging away at my sketches. What surprises me is that sometimes sketches will work out that I hadn't expected to and sometimes ones that I expected to be epic fails end up looking okay. I am still doing other sketches as prep work for paintings, but it's an interesting exercise, focusing on sketching consistently on one subject.

Anyway, here are the sketches:

3_18_11/48, 49 3_22_11/50, 51
3_22_11/52 3_23_11/53, 54, 55
3_24_11/56, 57, 58 3_25_11/59
3_25_11/60, 61 3_29_11/62 3_30_11/63, 64


Maša said...

this dress is amazing.

Lisabella Russo said...

I agree. I can't even imagine how long it took to make in those days...