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How to draw the Rossetti way
As an accompaniment to the BBC’s popular ‘Desperate Romantics’ programme, this clip explores Rossetti’s idealised notion of female beauty through a time-lapse study of an artist at work on a portrait. Anastasia Pollard from the London Atelier of Representational Art shows how she works out the proportions of the head and the facial features. She then discusses Rossetti’s model of beauty and how this affected his work. Finally, she demonstrates how she uses tone to establish the pattern of light and shadow on her drawing, to illustrate the model’s bone structure. This clip from ‘Desperate Romantics’ was first broadcast on BBC Two: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lvyq2on 1 April 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
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