It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Joris Hoefnagel - a multi talented Flemish Artist

(Plate No 4 from Archetypa studiaque patris Georgii Hoefnagelii)

In our Botanical Illustration series of Drawing on Tradition we will offer a class focusing on Joris Hoefnagel (1542 - 1601).
In the class you can learn about one of the most industrious and influential artists of the 16th century and create a miniature plate (7.5 x 5.25”) in the style of his pivotal work, Mira calligraphiae monumenta or Model Book of Calligraphy.  Considered one of the most precious books of the European Renaissance it will surely inspire you too.
In preparation of our own tiny masterpieces, we will also be studying Hoefnagel’s Archetypa studiaque patris Georgii Hoefnagelii, 1592, and doing exercises that reflect the very tradition of this work.
The instructor is Annie Reiser who visited Albertina, the main art museum in Vienna, and studied the originals in preparation of this class. Please see that posting by clicking here.
This class starts on February 3rd, 6 p.m.- you can still sign up for it by clicking here.

(Plates 28 and 76 from Mira calligraphiae monumenta)

Check out this current bit of news on Hoefnagel.  One of his landscape watercolors is up for sale at “Chrisite’s” and expected to get up to $1.9 million at auction.
"See you in February" says Annie


renatabarillipainter said...

I would like to make my appreciation to your school as I always find interesting post on Botanical Paint.
Thanks. I believe ones has never finished to learn!!!!
I'm from Italy and it's a pity to be so far away from you.

Anonymous said...

I want to take this class but I do not take night classes, please offer it during the daytime.