👨🏻🎨Frank Weston Benson
Il ritratto di Frank Weston Benson della sua figlia più giovane, Sylvia, è uno degli ultimi dipinti di plein air che ha eseguito sui membri della sua famiglia sulle colline e sulle pendici intorno alla loro casa estiva a Penoboscot, nel Maine. Chiaramente evidente qui è la padronanza della luce di Benson. Sylvia protegge gli occhi dal sole (una classica posa di Benson per le sue modelle) mentre guarda fuori dalla baia. La luce ha un potente effetto sulle caratteristiche della tela. Le vele sulla nave, l'acqua nella baia e il terreno su cui sorge Sylvia sono tutte soffuse di luce e ombra. Il contrasto tra i due crea una meravigliosa resa dell'impatto drammatico che la luce solare diretta ha sui soggetti. L'argomento di questo, e molti altri dipinti individuali e di gruppo che Benson ha fatto, è gentile e raffinato.
👨🏻🎨Frank Weston Benson
Frank Weston Benson's portrait of his youngest daughter, Sylvia, is one of the last known plein air paintings he executed of his family members on the hillsides and slopes around their summer home in Penoboscot, Maine. Clearly evident here is Benson's mastery of the light. Sylvia shields her eyes from the sun (a classic Benson pose for his models) as she gazes out across the bay. The light has a powerful effect on the features of the canvas. The sails on the ship, the water in the bay and the ground on which Sylvia stands are all suffused in light, and shadow. The contrast between the two creates a marvelous rendering of the dramatic impact direct sunlight has on subjects. The subject matter of this, and many other individual and group paintings that Benson did, is gentle and refined.
It was around the age of 6 or 7 when I was introduced to the guy. The first music video of his I saw was smooth criminal and I was astonished at how a person could both sing and dance at the same time. The leaning move he did left my mouth wide open. 6 year old me was inspired and I wanted to be just like Michael. But I didn’t have any sort of instruments to play his songs and I’d always fail horribly whenever I do his groovy moves (fell face first when I tried to do the moonwalk, yes face first). What I did have was my computer with Microsoft paint and since I couldn’t exactly do any of the things MJ did, I drew him on my comp on MS. Note that I didnt have a tablet back then and I drew with a frikkin mouse. A few days ago I found the drawings younger me did and I wanted to recreate them and do a proper drawing of the king of pop who had made such a big impact in my life, with his music and he was such a huge inspiration man. Here’s to Michael Joseph Jackson 🙌🏾