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Cast Study

Cast Study #1

A classic "cast" study. In the olden times, (like the late nineteenth century) the traditional art curriculum had the students draw and paint statues before doing real people. Although pooh-poohed in later years as old fashioned, unduly restrictive, and unnecessary, there are real advantages to it. First, the suckers don't move (real models do, no matter how hard they try to stay still). Next, you don't have to get too fancy with the colors (most statues are white to gray). And if you can get some rich guy to donate the dough to buy the casts, it's cheaper. Oil on canvas board.