Emily Mary Osborn, Nameless and Friendless “The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, etc.” - Proverbs, x, 15, 1857, oil on canvas, 82.5 x 103.8 cm, Tate Collection. Source
Emily Mary Osborn’s Nameless and Friendless depicts a young Victorian woman and her brother in an art dealers. The girl’s nerves are evident in the way she tugs at the string in her hands as the dealer inspects her painting. Osborn’s piece highlights the fact that women artists often found themselves out of their depth in the masculine spheres of painting and sculpture. The Tate notes how the young woman is also being scrutinised by the gentlemen to the far left, who compare her form with that of the painted ballerina in front of them.
things to remember while drawing:
- anatomy is great but dont stop because you cant get it perfect
- not every picture has to be a masterpiece
- try new things but remember its ok to draw things you like to draw
- just because someone younger than you is “better” than you are does not mean you are untalented
- everyone sees things differently
- be proud of what you can do because nobody can do things the same way you can
Lunch break sketch. Two little words that for some reason today affected my mood :(. Been thinking about those two words for a while, but more frequently recently. Art and stuff…I apologize for the moody post.
I have been asking myself the same question lately. I am sure that I will figure it out soon.