daVinci Study, III
8.25" x 6.25"
to Leonardo daVinci by Chicago artist
On display at:
2540 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL
Artists Reception: Friday, January
There is no charge for viewing the artwork.
Viewing hours are Tues - Sat (10 am - showtime) Sun (12 noon - showtime)
On exhibit through March 3, 2003
This art exhibition is in complement to
Apollo Theatre's production of The Vagina Monologues.
daVinci Study, I
8.25" x 6.25"
Grace Cole has studied under and apprenticed
under many artists and at the École Albert du Fois in Vihiers,
France and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As an
instructor, she has taught at Prairie State College, Ateliers
Sans Frontieres in Anjou, France, and currently teaches at her
own studio in the Fine Arts Building in Chicago.
daVinci Study, II
8.25" x 6.25"
This exhibition features
Cole's mixed media work incorporating classical images found in
daVinci's paintings. Grace remarks, "As a realist artist, I
have always admired Leonardo daVinci's works and made a point of
seeing his actual creations whenever possible. I was intrigued
by his genius and his fascination with learning and, the more I
read, the more I wanted to capture the feeling of creativity in
my own works. As a tribute to his extraordinary contributions to
art and science, I thought it fitting to engage in a
concentrated study of his life and achievements and create a
body of art inspired by his works. Working in two-dimensional
paintings and drawings, as well as three-dimensional mixed
media, I generated pieces based on themes found throughout
Carbon Pencil on Rag Paper
16" x 20"
Trained in the classical tradition,
Cole's portraits echo Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velazquez, and other
artists whose work has inspired Cole throughout her career. Most of
the portraits she has created were commissioned by businesses,
organizations, religious and academic institutions, and individuals.
Cole has, however, created portraits on her own, experimenting with
various techniques and exploring one of the subject matters she
finds most interesting: the figure.
In addition to working in oils, Cole
uses charcoal, graphite, and mixed media to depict the figure in a
variety of ways, including head studies, as well as half-,
three-quarter-, and full-figure studies. She also creates portraits
with more than one figure.
Cole's portraits have been acclaimed
for her draftsmanship and smooth surface quality, as well as for her
ability to capture the inner spirit of a person.
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