Monday, May 26, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Just to show that I'm not always swiping from my old sketchbooks, here I am swiping from art history. In fact, when I taught a class in art history last fall at Carlow University, I realized that the work I was swiping (a sculpture from a niche at CMU) was actually a swipe of a specific figure from a famous temple in India:
What is interesting is that the first figure appears to be grinding makeup, while the CMU adaptation has the same figure doing something more scholarly, presumably writing on a notepad or book of some sort. I'm not sure what Clarissa is doing; perhaps jotting down a play for competition. I'd like to do a complete comic book someday that is nothing but swipes from various art historical sources, and let readers guess where each is from.
|Erotic figures, Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India, c. 1000 CE. Chandella dynasty.|
|Scribe figure, Fine Arts Building, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (my photograph).|
|Clarissa in beach volleyball attire, sketchbook drawing, c. 2010.|