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Robert Longo Inspired Figure Drawing

Adv. Drawing. GHS 2014. Inspired/stolen from my great art teacher friend Mr. Tim Bogartz. http://eastartroom.wordpress.com http://www.theartofed.com/2014/08/07/how-to-throw-things-at-your-students-and-get-away-with-it/

Andrea Slusarski

on 1 June 2016

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Transcript of Robert Longo Inspired Figure Drawing

so this is my friend Tim
he's a pretty sweet dude.
so what does Robert Longo & Tim Bogart have to do with our drawing class?
so of course I'm interested in this project. . .
Robert Longo
(1953-present) American Paintiner & Sculpter
He produced about 60 "Men in the Cities" between 1979 and 1982.
- He achieved
as an artist in the 1980s
with his Men in the City series of artworks.
"Men in the City" expressed sharply dressed men and women writhing in contorted emotion.
These were created using the dark medium of charcoal!
"There are also some urban tales that Longo would hire models to come to his studio, ask them to dress in formal wear, then do a few inconspicuous figure drawings. After those were finished, Longo would offer the models copious amounts of cash if, you know, he could just throw dangerous objects at them as hard as he could. Look at those drawings again. It makes sense, right?" - Tim Bogart
He would have his friends dress up then photograph them in all of these distressed? dancing? falling? poses.
now this means. . .
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