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Music Maker – Original Drawing

$ 225.00 $ 70.00

 

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1,257.48 ZAR | 55.32 GBP | 65.47 EUR

 

Medium: Pencil on 300g Archival Paper

Drawing Size: 10cm by 14cm

Frame Size: 27cm by 30cm

 

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Description

Music Maker

By Marc Alexander from his ‘Touch’ exhibition. ‘Music Maker’, Pencil on 300g Archival Paper, 10cm by 14cm, (2013).

Music Maker

This music maker is playing a mandolin, which is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum. It commonly has four courses of doubled metal strings tuned in unison (8 strings), although five (10 strings) and six (12 strings) course versions also exist. The instrument is tuned like a violin but played more like a guitar, being used mostly in Bluegrass but its roots go back centuries to Italy, even Beethoven wrote music for the mandolin.

 

Touch Series

After a long season of producing portraits in oils, I returned for a while to the humble pencil. The ‘Touch’ exhibition, which opened at the Studio Gallery Kalk Bay on Friday June 14th 2013 and ran until July 3rd, was the result of that experience – a true celebration of the beauty and expressiveness of the human hand.

Several months before this show, a group of us artists got together in the studio to work on life drawings, and for me, hands are one of the most difficult parts of the human body to draw, so I decided to master this challenge by producing one hundred detailed drawings. Friends, family and even casual acquaintances, modeled their hands for me and in each drawing I tried to capture the unique character of each individual.

A great deal could be learned about a person just by observing their hands. For example, the slight hand gestures of a person in love, or the anxious mannerisms of the addicted smoker clutching his last cigarette, or the telltale scars and callouses which belong to a hard working laborer. The hands are young and old, lined and smooth and endlessly expressive and tell a hundred stories which are all captured in my hyper-realistic style.

 

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