(PP.16. "Head Study 45" )
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To exemplify this, I added the following work:
Title: Head Study 45
Artist: Veronica Huacuja
Medium: Oil and acrylic on paper
Size: 15.7 (W) x 13.7 (H) x 0.1 in
Learning about... How to find inspirational sources for our artwork. The method I use is to get acquainted of the news regarding national and international matters. While reading this information the inspiration, like a butterfly, arrives! That's the way I conceptualized this artwork.
Previous thoughts. Knowing about Evita Peron’s–Argentina’s First Lady (1946-1952)–embalmed corpse and her broken nose. As we may know, Evita Peron’s afterlife was a lengthy one. In one of her multiple trips, travelling from America to Europe–because of political issues–her coffin fell down and her nose broke. This data gave me the idea to make up this portrait of an unknown woman with a broken nose. It has also provided me with the aim to make up a series of women’s portraits with a broken nose.
My experience doing this artwork. One thing I had to achieve in this work is “the phosphorescent glow that rot creates”, which is a verse from a Spanish poet called Núñez de Arce: “(…) el fosforescente brillo que la podredumbre crea (…)”. Yes, that was a very important topic that I had to accomplish, besides others.
So, keeping that in mind, I sculpted a female’s head and torso out of clay, which I used as my model for this portrait. Before beginning the oil and acrylic procedure on paper, I studied the clay model from different views–low and high foreshortening, three quarters, etc.–applied to it different sources of light, sketched the face and decided what view was the most accurate for the work. It was the profile!
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