Charcoal Technique

Contemporary Charcoals:
Nic De Jesus

Capitalizing on the versatility of the charcoal medium, South African artist Nic De Jesus plays powerfully with atmospheric perspective in his work, blending his photographer’s eye with his innate innovative approach to artistic production.

Figure Drawing Process at the Barcelona Atelier of Realist Art

In what follows, we will offer you a short insight to the methodology and figure drawing process with Helena López, a student at the Barcelona Atelier of Realist Art. Let this serve as an introduction to the values you have to search, the order you have to follow and concepts you’ll come back to throughout […]

Alphonse Mucha: The Master of Art Nouveau

There are few names as synonymous with the Art Nouveau era as Alphonse Mucha. Born of Bohemian spirit near the midpoint of the 19th century, Mucha would go on to revolutionize artistic production by fully embracing the age of Art Nouveau design through the myriad projects he undertook.

Contemporary Charcoals:
Stuart Fullerton

From the art and archaeology of the ancient world to the immediacy of plein air painting, Stuart Fullerton’s artistic interests are remarkably varied. What unites these interests, though, is a passion for both painting and working in charcoal.

Nicolas Poussin & the Perfection of Drawing

Amid the great names of the 17th century, French painter Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) was one of the greatest. An innovative figure that had an uncanny ability to blend academic refinement with classical trends of his day, Poussin yielded a remarkably varied body of work. Amidst his vast oeuvre of paintings, Poussin was also a prolific draftsman, dedicating a significant portion of his study to drawings and sketches after the masterworks of earlier generations.

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