Jun 30, 2014

the beauty in a back

I keep thinking about Leigh Bowery's back. (see previous post) It had to be very strong to support the weight of all those costumes.  He showed it off a lot and Lucien Freud painted it every last plane. 

What a pair. 

It brought to mind a drawing I did in a figure class at Flicker Street Studio a couple of years ago.  The model's back was exquisitely wonderful to navigate.  I want to make a painting based on the shape of her back. 

This is a revisiting of source material because I believe I actually posted this soon after I drew it.  It's been tucked away in a pile but recently I pulled out all my drawings and flipped through them.  A rediscovery of a shape.   

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