Figuras de barro/Figures with clay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El jueves pasado (20/9) hicimos bosquejos en barro de la figura humana.

Tengo unas observaciones:

Noté que casi todos hicieron la figura muy plana-como si fuera Gumby. (Ve la foto arriba) Me pregunto porque lo harian asi. El cuerpo humano no es plano. Será porque estamos acostumbrados a que el arte sea de dos dimensiones? Aun la televisión es de dos dimensiones.

El problema es que la figura empezó muy flaca y no pudo agauntar la manipulación que la tuvieron que hacer para imitar la pose.

Aun las figuras que no quedaron planas eran muy flacas en su mayoria, quizas porque no les di suficiente barro. En todo caso-hay que empezar con una figura mas gruesa para que pueda aguantar la manipulación. Despues, cuando se hace mas duro el barro se puede quitar el exceso de barro.

Last Thursday (9/20) we did clay sketches of the human figure.

I have some observations:

I noticed that many people in both classes flattened their figures out so that they looked kind of like Gumby. (See photo above) I was actually curious why people did that. The human body is not actually flat. Perhaps it is because we are used to art being two dimensional? Even television is two dimensional so maybe.

The problem with starting with a Gumby figure is that it is very skinny and cannot withstand the manipulation you had to do in order to copy the pose.

Even those of you who did not make a flattened figure made pretty skinny figures. Perhaps it was because I didn’t give you enough clay. In any case, as you found out from the experience, you need to start with a thicker figure so that it can withstand the manipulation you subject it to. Don’t worry though-it does not have to stay that way. Once the clay hardens you can take off the excess and give it more of the form you want.

 

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