Friday, February 10, 2012

San Giovanni

Day 26.

Today we had our Visual Notes class in the beautiful Chiesa San Giovanni. We got on the metro and quickly got to the front of this stunning church. Our visual notes class is essentially an architecture class on foot, where we are all armed with our sketchbooks, pencils and pens. We travel around the city to all sorts of sites, measuring proportions of column to column, and bay to bay. (Basically measuring the building) Then we sketch on site, or take pictures to work on them at home, because since it has been so cold here it has been hard to sit at a site for more than a couple of hours or so. At this specific location we learned about axons, which is a sort of 3D drawing of columns and arches from an above viewpoint, without using perspective. For me it can get very complicated and sometimes frustrating, and I know it will take much more practice to get all of the lines and measurements just right. But, they are definitely good skills to have as an art student, because without a solid core of how things are built and how they stand, drawings do not make sense visually. Once my drawings get better I hope to share some photos with you, but for now a picture of me and my roommate Trilbey is much nicer. 

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