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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Painting Techniques to Emphasize Forms in Art



This painting, Lear Banishing Cordelia, is by Swiss artist, Henry Fuseli. It is in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s permanent collection (AGO) but currently in the exhibit, Drama and Desire – Artists and the Theatre. Fuseli emphasized the banishment of Cordelia by Lear. Lear’s finger and toe point toward Cordelia. He gazes at Cordelia in anger. The highlight on the front knee is facing Cordelia. Fuseli also used clothing to outline the forms and again emphasize the direction towards Cordelia. The cloth on the arm and leg circles these forms. Look at the painting and view other techniques the artist used to emphasize the relationship between Corderlia and Lear.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

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