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à la schiele November 2, 2006

Filed under: .Kim,Day 02,Drawing — kim @ 8:08 pm
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a la schiele

I’m taking my drawing prompts from from Betty Edward’s The New Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain at least for these first few drawings. In her book she suggests drawing Picasso’s Portrait of Igor Stravinsky upside down. No offense to Picasso, Stavinsky or Edwards but NO – it just didn’t excite me in the least. Instead I choose a drawing by Egon Schiele, Femme couchee sur le dos. I’m not sure if I agree with the all the left-brain/right-brain arguments but I am trying to give both sides some exercise on a daily basis.

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3 Responses to “à la schiele”

  1. India Amos Says:

    I think this is an excellent copy. That right hand, in particular, looks very Schiele-y.

    (For anyone else who’d never seen the original—I hadn’t—you can see it here.)

  2. juliaringma Says:

    There really IS something to the left/right brain hypothesis. Sometimes, when I am really involved in a long drawing (not lately, obviously) I can actually become temporarily aphasic, in the sense that if someone interrupts me, I have to stop and think before I can speak to them. That’s because the left brain has been shoved into the background and made to be quiet while the right brain takes over. It is very interesting.

  3. skybellarts Says:

    I use to get just as lost doing math problem and I’ve had those out-of-body experiences when playing the piano. So much to learn/understand about the brain… I’m just trying to use as much of it as I can while I still have it!


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