Tuesday, March 5, 2013
(Video link) In this archival video, Philip de László (Hungarian 1869-1937) paints a quick portrait of a model in oil. He establishes the shapes and refines the tones with the brush, comparing frequently to the model. The canvas is placed right alongside the model in the "sight-size" method, with the artist frequently backing up to check the likeness against the model.
One of de László's portraits, "Vita Sackville-West, 1910" is currently being featured at the "Edwardian Opulence" exhibition in New Haven, Connecticut.
The video was posted by Darren Rousar, and there are many descriptions on the web of the sight-size method.
Note that "mannequin" is a term from the fashion industry for a live clothes model.
Previously on GJ is another archival video: Philip de László Paints Venice
Posted by James Gurney at Tuesday, March 05, 2013