Painting the Head
Kensington Palace Studios, 10am-5pm
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A painting class in which students will explore painting the portrait. Students will have the rare opportunity to paint from the same sitter for the duration of the week.
Velasquez imbued his sitters with a magical veracity, a quality of momentariness and a spiritual presence that Ortega Y Gasset described as "phantom-like". By taking his subject and transforming it impressionistically into a mass of insubstantial brushstrokes which Quevedo termed "distant blobs" which from a distance became truth, not appearance, Velasquez achieved a configuration within the portrait where all that really mattered was the immediate reality of the person portrayed."
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