Sunday, April 3, 2016
Muse Workshop, 03/05/2016
About a month ago, the Academy of Art's Illustration department hosted a special weekend workshop with costumed models. Model coordinator Sarafina always comes up with clever themes for these events, and this one was a celebration of artist's models through the ages.
That's Sarafina herself as a Toulouse Lautrec-style demimondaine.
And animation instructor Sarah Barrie Fenton achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a Mucha-style Art Nouveau goddess. Other setups paid homage to Josephine Baker, Audrey Munson, and Virginie Gautreau (Sargent's scandalous "Madame X").
I switched to acrylics for the last couple of pinup-style poses.