Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Edward Hopper fake 6x6

Copying a Master's work was the way students learned at some of the famous ateliers like Ecole des Beaux Artes. That link leads to a site about John Singer Sargent which is loaded with links to everything Sargent. Despite a good start here the devil was in the details as they say. There was a bit of a tilt to this when I photographed it so it looks a tad crooked on the left. It's not. This is my first fake. I kinda like it.

9 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

LOVE it. I always enjoy doing my own 'fake' for the Spring Bull Show in Newport. You really do learn so much!

Frank Gardner said...

What size is the original Hopper? Nicely done.

Lorna said...

Not the fault of your fake, but I would never have taken this for a Sargent. I am woefully unschooled.

Dawn said...

looks good to me! dont really know Sargent either.

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Like I always tell my students. . .copy away!(yes, I said the C word!) pick your favorite painters and paintings and learn learn learn!
This came out really nice, I learned a lot from Edward too! Good work!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Lorna and Dawn, I think I confused you with the link.
When I Googled Ecole des Beaux Artes that JSSGallery.org site showed up and it was the most interesting of the choices.
Sharp eyes Lorna!

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Mary, You did a wonderful job on this, I like it. Thank you for visiting me, I had fun looking at all of your comments. I appreciate your input. Take care, Barb

rdl said...

Wow, i really like it!!
loved, loved, loved our trip to see him this summer. :D

Elio said...

Hopper is one of my favorites.

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