Friday, February 5, 2016

SAMA collection

Yes, it's been a while since my last posting. But I'm back!

I would like to share with you two of my drawings from my new collection from San Antonio Museum of Art.

First: Study “Sorrow”, Pencil, 11x14.
This was a bust-size sculpture of a woman by John Gutzon Borglum (American, 1867-1941). Mr. Borglum is better known as the creator of Mt. Rushmore. This woman sculpture inspired me with it's deep lines under her eyes as well as her clenched jaw. I get the feeling of great sorrow and pain from this work.

Second: “Study of Diego Rivera”, Pencil, 11x14
Dos Mujeres is one of Diego Rivera’s (Mexican, 1886-1957) greatest cubist works. Rivera painted this while in Paris in 1914. It is a double-portrait consisting of Rivera’s first wife Russian born Angelina Beloff and Russian-Cuban painter Alma Dolores Bastian. On my fragment of this painting, you can see the portrait of the beautiful woman. This was my first attempt in cubism. It was challenging, but very enjoyable.