Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Art of the Week: The Mourners 1

I've been falling way behind on my Art of the Week posts, but I just haven't been blogging much lately. I do have a couple of things I want to post though, so hopefully I will try to make up for it some now.

I created these drawings of The Mourners from the sculptures currently on display at the St. Louis Art Museum. The show, featuring tomb sculptures from the Court of Burgundy presented with Bill Viola: Visitation is one of the most moving exhibitions I have seen in a long time. The classical sculptures are breathtakingly exquisite in their detail and emotion and the pairing with Bill Viola's contemporary video installation is tremendous.

The show will be up into September. It is my intention to create more drawings from the sculptures over the course of the exhibition, so there will likely be more postings on this subject over the next couple months.


TheIdeaHole said...

Hey man.
Nice drawings.
I like your ideas too.
Check out mine- http://theideahole.blogspot.com/

ChaoticBlackSheep said...

Thanks so much. I'm hoping to go back to the exhibition and draw again.

TheIdeaHole said...

No certainly not mine! That is the great French painter Georges Rouault.

We'll see what fulfillment comes. I'm still so new to the game, as it were.

Great connecting with you,

ChaoticBlackSheep said...

Thanks again. I am familiar with some of Rouault's but not that particular piece.