Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Modigliani Challenge

Ayala, who hosted the 29 Faces Challenge in February is hosting a Modigliani Challenge in March.  The idea is to choose four Modigliani paintings and reproduce them.  I think it's an intriguing idea, and I selected these four paintings:
I'm looking forward to giving this a try, but I have to admit that I'm not sure what the results will be like.  One of the best classes I ever took was a class taught by Dina Wakley where we drew inspiration from various artists.  I'm not sure if I'll go for true reproductions r work on drawing inspiration.  We'll see what happens.  Either way, it's truly a challenge and a stretch for me, which I think is a good thing.  When was the last time you really stretched your artistic muscles?

9 comments:

Amy said...

A long time ago I had a calendar filled with Modigliani works .... I love that name, it rolls off the tongue and is probably one of my favourite words.

I have been making digital templates recently, that's been my creative challenge.

scrappyjacky said...

I think starting to make the She Art collages was a real creative stretch for me....now I love making them.

laurie said...

this will be quite the workout but very rewarding, i'm sure. i need to "exercise" my creative muscles a bit more (as well as the rest of my muscles!)

Lizzie said...

I always feel that Modigliani's women look rather sulky...
But I do love that final painting - she is a beautiful girl!

I wonder what you will make of your Challenge, Rinda? And can you cheer up those moody maidens (or do you like them because they look moody)?

Have fun!

Sian said...

That's a clever leap - from the faces challenge to this one.

Stretching my artistic muscles? This morning when I wrote a piece for Scrap365

Karen said...

I love Modigliani. The third painting you chose is hanging in my bedroom, a gift from my college roommate many, many years ago. Trying to get a handle on Lightroom software might not be a creative endeavor, but it certainly makes my brain muscles flex!

Ayala Art said...

It's going to be so much fun! I was soooo tempted to do the first girl too, but at the end decided to include a guy in my 4. Will be looking forward to see your work!

Irene said...

How challenging and interesting. Looking forward to see your interpretation.

Palma said...

I think that I will join in . Strangely enough, I already did a painting influenced by Mondigliani and Klimt not so long ago :) I love these challenges because it makes me learn about different artists that I'm not very familiar with especially contemporary.