Pencil Vs Camera - 7

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(Many thanks to Zack Sheppard for featuring this on Flickr Blog in 2010 and thanks to Ameya Pendse for featuring it again in 2013!)

 

I took this photo in the "Palais des Beaux Arts" of Lille, France (I also made the drawing)

 

I've represented on the paper 3 sketches of my most favorite paintings:

 

- "The Third of May 1808" by Francisco Goya (the painting is much bigger in the real life)

 

- "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli (the painting is much bigger in the real life)

 

- "The Gleaners" by Jean-François Millet

 

The big Eye in the centre of the composition is something I added because what would visual art be without the tool to see it? In my opinion, the human eye and brain and the way we interpret art are even more important than the artworks themselves... The model is my sweet Marta

 

See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in progress

(with a small animation and an original musical composition).

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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com

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The Eye

 

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

 

Here I am or if I am

The eye of seeing all

Some of it is a scam

As it's not on the wall:

 

3 of paintings favorite

Is a pure fantasy play

1 left out deliberate

The Shooting of 3 May

 

Eye to see another eye

Of model Marta - my dear

Artists now have a try

And draw a picture of her!

 

(Thank you Peter!)

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Taken on February 28, 2010
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