In recent posts, we talked about Cezanne’s process. In particular, we talked about the process seen in Cezanne’s drawings. Yesterday, in figure drawing class, we looked at how Cezanne tends to make short marks when he draws. Those short marks accumulate into longer contours and form descriptions, but they don’t trap or the whole object in an outline, they only describe pieces of an object. The forms are sensitively described, but the outlines are broken, allowing the figure and background to connect. This method can be used as a way to open observational work towards abstraction. The most challenging aspect of this drawing approach is to let go of the “thingness” or the object, and draw every mark – whether it’s a face or a tablecloth – with equal interest. Here are a few of the beautiful figure drawings inspired by this method, made in yesterday’s figure drawing class. EmmaMatthewMichal Michal Kathy Kathy Lyall LyallBarry Special thanks to our fabulous model, Hendri!