Drawing at the Metropolitan Museum
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
This art was drawn from a special exhibition titled “Heroic Africans” which takes a look at sculptural traditions from West and Central Africa created between the twelfth and early twentieth centuries. I brought my watercolor sketch pad into the gallery on a friday night and sketched from seven different sculptures on display. The room view here shows four from that series. I also listened to the audio guide while drawing. One of the guards who noticed what I was doing came over to compliment my drawing which is always a thrill to have people appreciate my work and the artistic process.
The original charcoal drawings were painted with watercolor back in my studio. The tribal wall art has a wonderful abstract quality giving it a modern sophistication. I added texture to the watercolor painting to add to the visual appeal.The dominant colors in these artworks are blue, and coffee brown but some paintings have tones of jade green and other glowing earth tones.
These abstract interpretations would look great in your house and complement your modern global home decor.
See the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum:
exhibition through thru January 29, 2012
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12 thoughts on “Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures”
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I love the article and appreciate your choseing my gourd to be included
thanks so much for everyone's kind words and fantastic art that has graced this blog– lots of hits on this post since The metropolitan Museum tweeted the link to its followers!
miriam…your work speaks to the soul and i love your palette…perfect!
very honoured to be featured here and many thanks…
Love, love, love, the works you've chosen. Very flattered to be among them.
Thanks a bunch for including my work in your treasury of items. Your hard work as an artist and entrepreneur is well-noted.
I love the display of the paintings above the couch the look is awesome. Thanks so much for including my husbands gourd art in the treasury.
Thanks indeed for the inclusion of my sculpture ! Your paintings are beautiful!
Well done! Love the theme and collection! Thanks for including my photo here!
absolutely welcome. The treasury I picked was curated by art4living but I think he(she) did an excellent job of choosing high quality items.
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Very nice features. Thank you for including my work. And I love your paintings, very beautiful!
Beautifully done! Enjoyed reading your post and love your interpretations in watercolor.
Thanks too for the feature in your treasury.