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.

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