Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Pink Dress, by Diego Velazquez. 1660 oil on canvas portrait of Margaret Theresa of Spain. 83×58 inches Welcome to the last stretch of our 30SAL Creative Challenge. Today is Transcription day, and we are going Baroque. Make a transcription of this portrait of the Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Pink Dress by Velazquez. What’s a transcription? In art, to transcribe is to copy or record information in a different form than the original. To transcribe a painting or drawing is not to copy the artwork exactly, but instead to record observations in a different form. A transcription also doesn’t need to copy everything in an original. An artist can choose to pull selected aspects of information here and there from within an artwork. An artist can choose to transcribe a color palette, size relationships, or an idea from an original. For many artists, the goal is not a perfect and complete copy of an artwork, but instead to use the artwork as a jumping off point to further their own work. Check out this transcription by Jenny Saville, referencing both Velazquez (similar both to the painting above and below) and deKooning. Jenny Saville I don’t know for certain, but this might have been Jenny Saville’s inspiration for the head in her drawing above. It’s the same model as in the pink dress. Diego Velázquez, María Teresa, Infanta of Spain, 1651–54, oil on canvas, 13 ½ × 15 ¾ inches Share your transcription of Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Pink Dress, by Diego Velazquez on Instagram with these tags: #30sal, #velazquez Or post to this Padlet. – Oops! Yesterday’s post had a bad link. Here is the correct link: Cezanne’s Figure: Padlet.