Monday, October 24, 2016

Kevin Müller Cisneros wins the Seventh Structure Prix

The first Structure Prix of the 2016-2017 year was awarded last week by Instructor Colleen Barry. On the first day of class, Colleen also provided a list of judging criteria for students that we've shared below. The class meets once a week for four hours and this pose lasted 5 weeks.

drawing by Kevin Müller Cisneros
"Kevin captured the proportion and gesture of the model perfectly. The contours are very sensitive with a good rib cage and pelvis relationship and overall excellent value relationships. The portrait is beautiful and expressive as well."

A winning drawing should have:

1. Naturalistic proportion and gesture.

2. A clear and graphic display of the light and shadow pattern on the figure.

3. A bold and confident use of value to allow for visual clarity when viewed from a distance.

4. An efficient and descriptive use of hatching and or graining when describing the structural components of the half tones. A sensitive use of line to describe important overlaps and or ascents.

5. A convincing description of the core structural elements of the figure such as the relationship of the rib cage and pelvis, the head and neck on the shoulders and the relationship of the legs as they support the weight of the standing figure.

6. An over all sense of artistic integrity and aesthetic.

This is the seventh time the Structure Prix has been awarded in the spirit of inspiring healthy competition among peers as inspired by weekly cash prizes at the Academy Julien in Paris during the 19th Century. 

Jessica Artman and Savannah Tate Cuff won the sixth prize in May 2016.
Jon Brogie and Kevin Müller Cisneros won the fifth prize in April 2016.
Sandra Sanchez won the fourth prize in March 2016.
Katie Engberg won the third prize in February 2016.
Raina Dai won the second prize in November 2015.
Kevin Müller Cisneros won the first prize in October 2015. 

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