A Monumental Presence (perspectives in life-drawing)

In life-drawing workshops, we typically place models on a stand. The practice may be more fitting, and hold more meaning for us as artists, than we realize.  This essay is an attempt to show ways in which visual perspective affects perception; ways in which traditional approaches to visual perspective discriminate against women; and ways in which artists and models together can work to alter both perspective and perception.

At first thought, it seems surprising that a model usually poses on a place somewhat higher than the people drawing are placed.



List of Illustrations

Beth Kilmer by Hugh Kilmer
Fran by Norm Kennedy
Nancy Zola by Jenny McNamara
Norm Kennedy by Jada West
Composite by Lori Perbeck
Theresa Sinko by Hugh Kilmer
Hugh Kilmer by Lisa Moran
Anthony Gottardis by Jada West
Nancy Zola by Nancy Zola
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