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Veiled beauty: the art of representing drapery

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Veiled beauty: the art of representing drapery

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Why choose this course at Laboratorio Firenze?

As perhaps you know, Florence is the most important cities in the history of Renaissance, both in Italy and in Europe, and boasts the best artist in the world. Artist as Michelangelo, Raffaello, Leonardo Da Vinci as many others. The Renaissance is born in Florence, its technique and it colours our unique, now you have the chance to learn all about it, in the hearts of Florence.

You will be able to visit and participate in laboratories where get the experience that has been followed for centuries and you can learn the techniques to develop professionally and position yourself among the best.

As well as being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a worldwide reputation in the world of fashion and art, perfectly intertwining tradition, contemporaneity and modernity.

You will even have the possibility, in different phases of the course, to work in a company or organization in this field, collaborating with them and developing business projects where you will acquire the necessary experience to organize events focused on the exhibition of your works.

You will learn traditional and modern techniques, studying the different techniques and their distinguished masters. You will share a unique space with artists from different disciplines where you can discuss ideas and projects.

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Tutor: Gleb Shtyrmer

Laboratory Description

Fabrics and textiles play an extremely important role in human history. They can symbolize status, power and wealth but at the same time also a variety of emotions and spiritual qualities. They have a key element in the development of compositions of the greatest masterpieces throughout the history of art, starting from the ancient Greeks to the modern day.

In this practical course, we delve deep into drawing and painting drapery with the aim of building the necessary skills and understanding to reproduce, style and design compositions that include fabrics (garments, veils, curtains etc.).

Through observational drawing and learning about the physics and plastics of draperies, students will start building their artistic vocabulary: curves, volumes, textures, tones, etc. This vocabulary will be enriched by studying great examples from the past. Participants will learn about the role of drapery in composition, psychological impact of shapes and colours, drapery and human anatomy, designing drapery vs painting from life, different stylistic approaches, etc.

Main topics:

  • Crease formation and direction, volume and weight of the fabric
  • Observational drawing of drapery
  • Drapery covering simple volumes and the human body
  • Using drapery in composition, dynamic curves and rhythm
  • Psychological impact of shapes and colours
  • Designing drapery from imagination
  • Painting drapery (in oil)
  • Painting texture and transparency
  • Painting patterns
  • Gilded brocades
  • History of representing drapery in art: styles and methods
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