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    Masterful Drapery Studies (Post them here!)

    How about a thread for really great drapery studies. This is something all artists struggle with and having a bunch of examples in one spot might be helpful...


    Credits: Leonardo Da Vinci, (Unknown Rhodian Sculptor), Dean Cornwell, Boucher, Brangwyn, Harold Speed.
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    Alphonse Mucha

    That Greek sculpture in the Louvre in absolutely breathtaking !
    Mucha is worth mentioning I think :

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    good one Kev, here are a few I have lying around.

    Mucha, (beat me to it Tom!) Michelangelo and Bernini. Its marble and its beyond me...
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    More good stuff (not all "studies", but all worth studying.)
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    Here's some Dan Adel...
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    Ohh baby! How could I forget Franz Hals, The way he just seems to knock it off is mindboggling! Ingres of course.
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    Cool stuff. Especially the choice of the Nike of Samothrace, that's one of my favorite Hellenistic sculptures.

    As far as more modern work goes, John Currin offers some great drapery work in some of his paintings. The one with the transparent drapery in particular is interesting.
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    Dean Cornwell on Drapery: Drapery reveals form.

    Cornwell was particularly concerned with the importance of drapery in depicting the human figure and devoted an entire evening's session to it as part of his annual lecture series at the Art Students League. Clothing of either men or women was supposed to reveal the figure beneath it and folds of the material were useful in defining the action. He also stressed the difference between folds and wrinkles. As defined by Cornwell, a fold was created by the cut and weight of the material in response to the position of the figure beneath. A wrinkle was an accidental crease in the material having no relationship to the action or underlying figure and should be eliminated as an extraneous and confusing detail. Although folds are predictable, their variety is also infinite and cornwell always perferred to get his facts from the posed model rather than inventing them. For instance, he did a lot of costume pictures and when men's tights were called for, he would pose his model's in long johns. The key to the problem was in selection, making use of a pattern of folds that would enhance the desired action. This might require the model's repeated bending of a knee or an arm until the right fold emerged. Sometimes nature needed an assist from strategically placed clothespins. (Step by Step graphics, vol 3. no. 3)

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