london atelier of representational art

Journal

Industry Workshops

28-Aug-2015

LARA at Industry Workshops - 10th-13th September 2015

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Atelier - The Art of Representation

14-Jul-2015

LARA is proud to sponsor this exhibition of talent which showcases outstanding works, all of which have their foundations in the Atelier Method.

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Figure Drawing Sight Size

13-Jul-2015

It is our belief that figure drawing is the basis of all good draftsmanship and, for this reason, drawing from life is the backbone of LARA’s process.

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The Munsell Colour System

26-Jun-2015

The Munsell colour system was invented by Albert H Munsell (1858-1918) as an accurate way to numerically define colours.

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Russian Landscapes

26-Jun-2015

Ivan Shishkin was known in Russia as the ‘master of the forest’.

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Soft Hands

26-Jun-2015

Hands are one of the toughest parts of the human body to draw or paint, as any art student will know. Their treatment by painters has evolved dramatically since the renaissance, with Velasquez as probably the most influential master in this evolution.

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The Colour Of Shadows

26-Jun-2015

Students often find it hard to see the colour of shadows, compared with seeing the local colour of the lights. There is, however, a simple scientific formula for determining the correct colour.

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Meissonier- a painter of history

09-Jun-2015

Some painters do not achieve their fame until they are dead, others are hugely successful in their lifetime and then are forgotten by history.

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Dennis Miller Bunker

14-May-2015

Perhaps Meissonier’s flaw, in the eyes of his critics, was that he was an old fashioned painter at the beginning of a new age of painting. His technical genius remains undeniable and both his subject matter and, perhaps fittingly, his own personal story remind us not to forget the past. In his own words he was ‘a painter of history’.

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Tutor Alex Heath takes role as concept artist at Opus Artz

03-Apr-2015

LARA would like to wish the very best of luck to tutor Alex Heath in his new full time role as concept artist at Opus Artz concept art and production studio.

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Student Lizet dingemans wins young artist prize

03-Apr-2015

LARA is proud to announce that student Lizet Dingemans has won the Young Artist Arts Club Charitable Trust Award for her impressive still life "Squid".

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London Atelier and Framestore: Old Master skills for New Digital Masters

14-Oct-2014

LARA is very happy to be working with top VFX company Framestore to provide their concept team with training in traditional sculpture. Sculptor and director James Napier has been taking them through the fundamentals of portrait sculpture proving just how relevant traditional skills are to contemporary film and game industries.

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BP Portrait Award 2014

11-Jul-2014

The 2014 BP Portrait Award is well underway at the National Portrait Gallery displaying some wonderful works of contemporary portraiture including 'jewller' by former LARA student Robert Neil.

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LARA tutors and alumni work accepted into Royal Portrait Society annual exhibition

24-May-2014

The London Atelier of Representational Art would like to offer its congratulations to the following tutors and alumni for their accepted work to the annual RP exhibition.

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RBA Rome Scholarship Winner is LARA Student Tom Greenwood

01-Mar-2014

Congratulations to LARA student Tom Greenwood who has been awarded The Rome Scholarship for 2014 by The Royal Society of British Artists. The scholarship will allow Tom to spend one month at the British School in Rome, the criteria for success being the demonstration of a high standard of draftsmanship. We look forward to seeing what Tom achieves during his month in the stunning city.

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Chasing The Pose

26-Jun-2013

As a pose progresses and “sinks in” its important to leave the drawing “open” in order to catch these variables, also known as “chasing the pose”.

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Society Of Portrait Sculptors 2013

03-May-2013

Many congratulations to LARA alumni Jean-David Solon for winning the Bronze Age Sculpture Class Prize and coming high commended in the Tiranti Prize at the annual society of portrait sculptors exhibition.

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