Thursday, March 11, 2010

Degas Copies - Irrelevant; Not Irreverent

Degas Copy - Ballerina 2
15" x 12"
Pastel & Charcoal
Casey Klahn

Degas copies were done by free-hand copying from Degas' sketches, with some measuring for proportions. The one posted today was then transferred to a La Carte board the old fashioned way by making a charcoal negative and rubbing the backside to leave an outline. The color is added by imagination, and with heavy influence from memories of Degas' style and color choices.

I have decided that he truly was focused on the drawing component of his pictures, and his "candid snapshots" of figures relied on draftsmanship and his realist ideas.

On The Easel

These copies cannot be sold, or submitted for juries, because of their
derivative nature. They may be irrelevant, but they are not irreverent.