I am beginning to build up a collection of images of the head and features in my anatomy book. This will be an ongoing process.
Research – Heads – Historic & Contemporary
From da Vinci, Raphael and Rubens everything from very accurate use of line to very subtle use of tone.
Matisse, Corot and Degas – line, line and tone, tone.
From Graham Little through Maggie Hambling to Marlene Dumas – the last two my favourites. I have questions about where drawing stops and painting begins or does it?
The really expressive marks that Hambling takes I find invigorating. Dumas on the other hand uses different tones and marks in a very penetrating way. Once again I am caught between the intensity and the simplicity of the images and how powerful both can be.