Rodin study

During a visit to the Legion of Honors in San Francisco I studied some of Rodin’s sculptures, or essentially craved volumes that perfectly worked with light. Volume, or depth, and light, are two central elements to a painting’s success. I nevertheless approached the sculptures with a different emphasis in my paintings of them: to me it was way more interesting to replicate the figures’ facial expressions than to paint realistically the light or volume – that could be an assignment from a drawing class but seemed tedious.