Sunday, January 10, 2010

émile bernard

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yesterday we saw the exhibition "gauguin: paris, 1889" at the cleveland museum of art, which featured works by gauguin as well as some of his contemporaries. almost every painting i was drawn to turned out to be by émile bernard. i am especially crazy about his color schemes, enough to make me want to do lots of studies. above, "madeleine au bois d'amour," (1888).

6 comments:

Derek Cardigan said...

Hi Yelena!

I just spent the past hour going through your whole blog and I am hooked! I just love your delicate watercolors and beautiful sketchbooks! I am very jealous the way you keep them so neat and tidy. My sketchbooks are normally a big mess of scribbles and random words because it's where I do all my thinking.

yelena bryksenkova said...

dear derek,

thank you so much, i very much appreciate your looking through my blog. sometimes, i wish i were more free with my sketchbooks, as perfectionism can be a bit of a trap. i do all of my thinking (preparing for projects) on loose sheets of paper. i looked at your blog as well, and i am very excited because i can see you like to draw fashion from existing collections. style.com is one of my favorite resources; i am hooked on the "my lookbook" feature. my last semester at MICA i will be taking a fashion and lifestyle illustration calss, and i can't wait to get back into drawing real fashion again. there is whole goldmine of inspiration to look at!

Derek Cardigan said...

Hi Yelena,

It's funny that you say that you wish you were more free with your sketchbooks and I wish mine were more like yours. I took it even a step further today. I bought a small sketchbook and I am promising myself to make an effort to keep it tidy like yours! I'll let you know on my progress!

I can't wait until you start your fashion and lifestyle illustration class! I'm sure you'll make some great work and I look forward to seeing it!

PS: I'm going to add you on my "favourites" blog list!

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