The still lifes by Giorgio Morandi

With pupils of year 8 we studied a great Italian painter of the 1900s, Giorgio Morandi, with his still lifes full of quiet solitude, and with its delicate colors. Starting with a dark background we copied the colors of Morandi with tempera, trying a new way to spread the color, overlapping strokes thick, stirring tones, revealing the dark background and leaving undefined … [Read more...]

Cèzanne’s still life

From the many paintings by Cézanne dedicated to the "still life" we took some details and copying them with oil pastels, trying to imitate the technique, mixing the colors together and creating new shades. Here are some works of the Year 8. … [Read more...]

Bas-reliefs of Romanesque art

Color gradations reveal the mysterious and fantastic forms of medieval, mythical animals and monsters carved by the skilled hands of ancient sculptors. Students of Year 8 have copied the bas-reliefs of Romanesque art with interesting exercises of value.            … [Read more...]

Shading in cross-hatching

The shading on the drawing is obtained by crossing the pencil hatching … [Read more...]

Portraits in black and white

The student of the Year 9 have ventured in pencil portrait with shadows: here are some results! There are those who claimed it was too difficult ... how come we did it all?!? disegno di veronica any disegno di simone disegno di daniel disegno di cristoph elisa disegno … [Read more...]

Lights & shadows

With year 8 pupils have been working with the lights and shadows, simplifying images up to the essential forms. The image is defined only by the separation between the light and the shadow ...   … [Read more...]