Saturday, December 10, 2011

More GCA and Paris

Here are a few images from the last few months at GCA, as well as some sketches from my sketchbook while I was in Paris. I spent the last week in Paris, which was quite an amazing experience. It felt very comfortable to walk around the city and see the architecture and art that I value deeply present everywhere.

Sketch of the Louvre's Sculpture Hall. The sculpture in front is called "The Soldier of Marathon announcing the victory" by Jean-Pierre Cortot.

4 hour oil portrait of my classmate Omar. I have a few more oil portraits to put up when I get them photographed.

2 week pose of John, from September. I'm working on another drawing of him right now.

Quick sketch of a horse woman statue in the Louvre's French Sculpture Hall

Another sketch of a marble sculpture in the Musee d'Orsay.

"The Muse of Andre Chenier" by Deny Puech. 
On the other side of the sculpture, she's cradling the severed head of Mr. Chenier, a French poet during the French Revolution. He was guillotined during the "Reign of Terror." 

"Eve After the Peach" by Eugene Deleplanche. It was much likelier a peach than an apple that Eve bit into in the Fall of Man story from the Bible. Apples were a European fruit, and when the Bible was translated into Latin for Europe, the wording was changed from any sort of fleshy fruit to the quite specific "apple".

An unnamed bronze sculpture in the Orsay.


  1. You sir, are going places. There is perfection in each line, and I'm liking it. Please keep doing what you are doing.

  2. "eve apres son peche" means "eve after her sin". Not peach

  3. Thanks, I wasn't paying attention to the accents! My mistake.