Gregg Kreutz: A Demonstration In Painting From Life

This art video tutorial shows artist/teacher Gregg Kreutz demonstrating to his class how to paint the figure from a live model. The demonstration was filmed over the course of 3 hours during his morning class using oil paints.

He begins with the idea of laying down expressive strokes with his paint brush in the early stages to emphasise movement within his subject, which on this occasion is a young white female. Although her pose is static it is up to you as an artist to portray movement in your paintings with your brush actions and personal perception of the model or subject. It’s also another good way to test how the canvas reacts with your brand of paints and brushes setting the fluidity and ease of use for the remainder of your painting up to it’s final stages.

He also moves into color theory and how to mix up complimentary colors to promote the skins tonal values but also retain and evoke expression. It really is a brilliant video which encompasses all the values still present in traditional and even contemporary styles of oil painting surrounding portraiture.

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    1. I’m disappointed. No mention of the colors at all until the forehead skin tone went in, which was too raw and too light. This probably sounds too critical but all of the beginning talk of ‘movement’ did not show in the final work which was completely frozen.

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    2. This guy is BLIND! It’s so funny when the whole place erupts in applause at the end! It’s because they are all older than he is and they can’t see the painting either! It looks appears *nothing* like the model. Now I know there’s nothing special about the art students league of new york!!

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    3. Oil painting demonstrations are funny. They should start with a display of the teacher’s finished paintings. If they are not really good, what you are about to be taught will do more harm than good. If you are better than the teacher, you will be squirming in your seat. Time is much better spent going to a good museum. Or just for fun, try copying from a REAL master and seeking to understand the Why, the How, and the sheer genius of artistic personality.

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    4. It’s hard to explain while you are painting but it really is a science. If you are painting from life, or even from photograph, you constantly are observing and experimenting to create an illusion. After all the experimentation you see patterns and find ways to great your own method of working. 🙂 Frustrating as hell but hey, you got to be persistent. 😀

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    5. hmm…why is it only the older folks who seem to be present…when maybe some of the younger folks would benefit most for the beginning careers. ….and it all comes down to the often exhorbiant prices charged for these sessions…I have participated in several..and no more…as they rarely deliver what is promised…and often dumb down the session to the lowest level. Meaning it is often those of least talent who garner all the instructors attention.

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    6. Disagree completely with Missartist…painting is NOT A SCIENCE at all…it is an art..as each individual artist creates a vision using similar tools …but there own methodology and process. Science is a didactic process of repeat and recreate…art is not that at all…Unless you want to create dead art…as many of the so called return to the classical style artists are doing…and boring art as well…Most of what is done is nothing more than glorified studies..not complete paintings.

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    7. never ever be a slave to a technique or a methodology of a particular artist. Never ever voice or triumph a particular pedagogical method…study learn understand…but you must take it towards what you see….the best learning tool is a thousand paintings method…smaller of course…but the time spent doing and learning is the best teacher…looking at real painting…good and bad…eventually you will see why bad painting is bad and good painting is good…you train your eye, hand and heart.

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    8. Hey there jetsonjoe, Just wanted to let you know that this video is a demonstration from a daily class “Painting from Life, Portraiture.” This class runs Monday through Friday, 8:45 to 12:30 for $215 a month, or about $2.65 an hour. The League has always been committed to affordable tuition =]

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    9. Hey, sorry I’m completely new at this.. but what have you used to make that background (beforehand) and why did you do that? I’ve seen many others do the same but I don’t quite see why. Is it dry when you start working on the portrait or..? And do you use any medium while making the “outline” or is that later on (since you’re supposed to do fat over lean)? Thanks for a great video! Really enjoyed it 🙂

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    10. As a beginning artist, I’m wondering what your philosophy is regarding deviating from more “photographic” accuracy in portraiture toward a more interpretive approach. How far from accuracy is acceptable? Your portrait is lovely and I notice a few features that are somewhat different than the model’s actual appearance. When painting, what features are you trying to capture over others? I know…a difficult question…to ask and perhaps…to answer.

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    11. Look at Frank Frazetta’s painting “the silver warrior”. The blue is everywhere, on the skin, the white of the fur, etc. Now think if the painting was done in the morning dawn in a clearing with brown bears, Does an red-orange come to mind? The base colour sums up all the painting’s colour in one colour. (the mood, the main colour, the action)The backdrop behind the model is his base and you see that colour on the model. It’s just Oil paint mixed with mineral spirits/turpentine most the time.

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    12. I don’t think that some of your viewers understand the point of painting a portrait: If you want an exact duplicate, then take a photograph. The painting is a “likeness”…and it captures the personality and background of the subject as well as the features. I think you did a very nice job on this. And I love the “painterly” feel that you have….loving the brush strokes and layers of paint.

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    13. If I were the instructor of Gregg Kreutz at the Art Student League of which I am not, I only went to the Cooper Union for my life drawing class in 1957, I would instruct him to make the thin lips of the young woman to be as thin as her lips really are, not thickening them to make them to look better. George Wu, AIA 2012-6-22

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    14. Life drawing ? The lips are too thick; the eyes are too small; the face is too narrow. I think he will have a better luck to do what the most portrait artists would do ever since the invention of the photography! Take many photographs of her, then go home and tracing the photograph and use that tracing to use as if the artist did it from sketching from life, and paint it in front of people, as if he drew from life ! In a way it is CHEATING ! But for the money? What the hell ! George Wu, AIA 2012

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    15. Picasso never used a life model again after the blue period, because he found out he was only a mediocre artist to draw likeness from life ! Picasso also said art is a lie. Well, I would say: Using camera is a lie ! Because a camera can help the artist to cheat by tracing or copying the photographs without much thought given ! Then how about caricature? Why there is no esteem for the cartoon artist like Hirshfeld who has a lot more talent than Gregg Kreutz or Picasso? George Wu, AIA 2012-6-29

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    16. Likeness is actually the less important in portraiture. But even if it is important, I’m sorry to tell you that Picasso was incredible in drawing and painting since he was 14.Have you seen the studies from life he made when he was accepted at 13 in Barcelona’s art school? He stopped using models (truth is, he used many times later) because he did not need them and not because he could not draw likeness from life… go at wikipaintings. o r g , find the profile of picasso, and see his works..

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    17. I have seen most of Picasso’s early work, even the one that he used to apply for the art school when he was a boy which is out of proportion ! His childhood work including the patient in bed one was assisted by his father who was an art teacher. May I suggest that you take a look of the work by Michelangelo or Da Vinci when you argued about the likeness of portraiture. I have no patience to talk with you when you claimed that likeness is not important ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-10

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    18. 1/ When I went to the Cooper Union life drawing class, the instructor used to spend time correcting a young woman classmate who drew the figures from the model as if she was drawing an elongated fashion model line drawing. He always passed me by as if he was satisfied with my honest drawing from life. At the end of the semester,he gave me the highest grade in the class, but not to the young woman classmate.I supposed he was looking for the ability to draw from life with likeness.George Wu, AIA

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    19. 2/ Elongated neck and the face here of the young woman model by this artist is exactly what my instructor from the Cooper Union did not want to see. Therefore, someone would have said that likeness is not important in portraiture. Then what the hell is more important in portraiture ? George Wu, AIA 2012-7-10

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    20. Firstly your way of talking(writing) shows a deeply inhibited person. If you could paint/draw like picasso did when he was 15, you would have keeped your mouth shut. Take a look? I have studied those 2. Firstly, Michelangelo said himself ” I wish I was a painter” .He was no good. (He was a master at drawing of course) Da Vinci has written how likeness is not the most important. Composition, colour and drawing (I’m not talking about likeness) are the most important.

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    21. 1/ That is the reason why I said what I did here that Gregg should go back to school to learn how to draw first. I said he put the cart before the horse and demonstrated in front of people shamelessly of his weakness- the inability to draw likness, just like Picasso knew that he could NEITHER draw like Michelangelo nor Da Vinci, so he resorted himself to do the cartoon like drawing and painted the color two dimensionally!

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    22. 2/ Any good artist would tell you that drawing likeness is most important in portraiture. If you are an artist, which I believe you are not, then you would agree why life drawing class in the elementary course in any art school. Most portrait artists today, their portraiture is usually a product of TRACING or COPY from the photographs,even they claimed that they drew from life. Now to me that is CHEATING ! If likeness is not important, why the hell did they cheat?! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-10

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    23. 3/ I give Gregg the credit for showing his weakness in front of the public. He did not have an eye in art, although he did not think so. I pointed out that he did the following: a/ Thick lips for a thin lipped model. b/ Longer neck & face for a LADY ( he heard that longer neck is a sign of good looking women,so he used his doctrine instead of drawing from life, to do his portraiture. Why did he need a model then? why didn’t he do what Picasso did : To use no model ! c/ too small the eyes! …

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    24. Gregg is the one showing people how good he is here in the video, not me!Unfortunely he is not a good portraiture artist, although he had learned a trick or two in painting, but he has no talent to do portrait, he did not learn how to see and how to draw yet ! Since the invention of camera, people tracced & copied from photos,before that artists used optical vision to get the images. Humans are not perfect, that is why when we see the work by Michelangelo or Da Vinci, We admired ! George Wu, AIA

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    25. 1/Listen..I’m not a Gregg fun, but what I say is, you should see his drawings..I’ve seen some in a book from the school he is and believe me he has done good drawings. (I don’t know if they are from life though) I still believe you are wrong about Picasso. Two dimensionally? search at google for a still life named ”pitcher and apples” if that’s not 3d then what is?

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    26. I agree that tracing from photos and stuff is stupid. Not cheating. But you can work from photos..like Francis Bacon did..and there is no cheating there.. My instict tells me you don’t like modern art..am I wrong? What about Cezanne that his portraits had no likeness? Weren’t his portraits masterpieces?I’d say, composition, colour , movement and most of all achieving the illusion of the 3 dimensions is all more important than likeness.What’s your opinion on Modigliani?..

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    27. Oh and yes I’m an artist. I have taken numerous life drawing classes. I love (and believe that it’s the best ) drawing/painting from life. I have spent hours and hours drawing accuratly and I like it, but I don’t believe that that’s the point. Not at all. I’m a fun of expressionism.. I believe you know about expressionism

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    28. 1/ You mentioned the name Modigliani ! That is right I think Gregg is trying to imitate the long necked woman that Madigliani did ! Well a creative artist would never use the terminolgy like you have been doing in this post. All the great artist never cared if their work is contempory or old fashion. True art is art, True art is timeless. My favorite saying was,” Would you nsau Beethoven is not midern because he composed them 200 years ago?!” Why do you label modern art or not modern art?

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    29. 2/ my advice to you is just do your best. forget about whether it is modern or rennasience, so long in yoiur heart, you know the best. Do not be too academic, just go by your heart. If you like something or not liking something, it is all your liking. no one is going to influence your choice just because everyone else said so. Don’t Forget Picasso had a lot of Jewish art dealer waithing him to priduce somethinf different. ” SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE SAKE BEING DIFFERENT !”

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    30. 3/ If you do not like Michelangelo or Da Vinci,I have nothing more to say. Because my favorites are quite different from yours. I like Bach, Brahms. Pucinni, Piata, David, Mona Lisa, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Le Corbusier,and Wright, etc. Some of them are modern and some of them are really old. By the way, I love International ballroom dancing. What is your favorite dance? Arthur Murray ? He is modern ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-11

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    31. No no, that’s not what I meant. Firstly I’m not here to fight so let’s talk calmly. Secondly by modern I mean the art that is beeing produced after 1900.Just that. Of course true art is art but comparing artists of the 17th century with artists of the 20th century has no point. It’s different comparing Velasquez with Rembrandt and comparing Velasquez with Picasso, or Matisse. And I love all the Old masters, do not misjudge me. (I have learned most things from studying their works)

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    32. I know about Picasso. I’m saying he was the best and such. Of course, if it wasn’t for Gertrude Stein Picasso would be like Modigliani. No money, no food.I do not disagree with something here. ” SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE SAKE BEING DIFFERENT !” <== That's the worst, I agree

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    33. I do like them. They were masters. But I prefer Van Dyck, Rubens, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, El Greco. Haha,you lose.Hehe. I love classical music, especially Bach. Though my favourite is Rachmaninoff or Gershwin. I know little about dancing so I can not answer..

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    34. I was willing to give you a fight, but then you appeared to be quite a weak person,that is why I question why you would like Rachmaninoff and Gershwin who, I believed, are quite dynamite in their expressions. Now, I understand a littltle bit more about you than at the beginning. May I say that you are not a born artist, but you tried very hard to be academic. That is all ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-11

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    35. Quite a weak person..Are you talking about yourself? Really now, how old are you?12? There are no born artists. Talent is 1%..99% is perspiration. You are the weak one, trying to make your opinion preponderate without any arguments and proof. You are talking about my work without having seen it..nice. Now, what about you admit you are not half as good as Gregg and go cry alone instead of bragging about your deficient knowledge?

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    36. I had all the caricutures of teachers and classmates on the front and back covers of the high school graduating year book with simple single line drawings. they still put them into internet recently after all these years. With no money to go to college, I became a waiter and without speaking the English when I came to NY, I passed the entrance exams to the tuition-free The Cooper Union in 1957. In oder not to be a starving artist, I became a registered architect instead. George Wu, AIA 2012-7-11

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    37. Talent is 1%..99% is perspiration ? No wonder you sound like an art teacher…those who cannot do teach ! I got B+ average in Calculus in college, and still believed I never had talent in math. Studied architecture because I did not want to be a starving artist ! I loved drawing before five years old. & I have owned a book of drawings of the sexual intercouse by Picasso. He was mediocre !drawing is the foundation of painting. How can he be good if he was not excelled in drawing ? George Wu, AIA

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    38. You really have problems that Picasso is so much better than you are/were. Why do you even spend time trying to make him look bad? You are not succeeding at all.I don’t care about grades and stuff, quit bragging already. ”Talent is 1%..99% is perspiration ” is from Ken Howard, and Panagiotis Tetsis..two painters you could never reach with your way of thinking. And please.You are not capable of evaluating Picasso because you can not understand that he was not seeking drawing perfection

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    39. And, he was a master at drawing. You just don’t get it. 🙂 Now, go away already! You prefered to become an architect to avoid being a starving artist! Well ,if you cared enough you would have given everything. Maybe that is why you are so inhibited! You are the weak one..you are the one who couldn’t do what Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse did..do everything for painting..That’s what you couldn’t do. Weak eh? Look who’s talking..

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    40. ” I agree that tracing from photos and stuff is stupid.” why do people trace and copy photos? Because they tried to get the LIKENESS WITHOUT TRYING ! why bother to try? Perhaps you are the one of those portrait artists using the camera to take as many pictures as possible from the client when they first met , went home and took the picture he liked and traced or copied into the canvas, so next time you pretended that you drew from life to get that fat fee !George Wu,AIA 2012-7-11

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    41. ” ..You are not capable of evaluating Picasso because you can not understand that he was not seeking drawing perfection.” Picasso had said this before,” if i lived another life, I would come back to be a Chinese Calligrapher.” I was born from that culture and went to an art school for Chinese painting and calligraphy. when I talk ed about Picaaso, did it ever occur to you as to me that Picasso is the biggest Flim-Flam artist of the twentith century? He was over-rated ! George Wu, AIA 20912-7-11

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    42. I hated the self assured art educators like youself and Gregg. In 1958, I tried to transfer from the evening art school at the Cooper Union to day school, Dean Vaugh said my drawings from still life was at least twenty years behind the time. But to me again, ART IS ART ! ART IS TIMELESS ! Since that date, I have a tremendous dislike of MODERN ART. Have I answered your previous question, sir ? George Wu, AIA 2012-7-11

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    43. It is the opposite here in London. When I went to classes at the Royal College of Art for awhile, the tutor would congratulate people who couldn’t draw for toffee, producing hands like rubber gloves etc, and ignored anyone who could draw. The idea was that accuracy of any kind was a sign that you lacked “creativity”

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    44. How ridiculous..I know all too well academics, teachers, and their shortcomings, but this is makes me angry.What is it all coming too?! There is no creativity in art school, rather, there should not be..One wonders why there are so few fine artists today…sigh..Regards

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    45. Excuse me, but this is very poor. This is not a portrait?! This looks nothing like her…Just like David Leffel. Cannot draw..Sadly the Art Students League seems like it’s become the Jewish Art Students League Brotherhood or something..Want to see fine portraits, check out Sean Cheetham et al in LA..No affiliation, but genuinely good work.Regards.

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    46. Sure you can! About that specific technique, you need acrylic gel to make the acrylics even thicker, and find a way to slow down the drying time. Painting think already helps… the problem is the palette. You can get a “stay-wet palette” to remedy this. Also, to achieve the same results, you will need to have a slight different approach, covering your mistakes if the paint is dry, for instance, and try to start with very thin, transparent layers.

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    47. 1/ I am a firm believer of at first we must learn from the classical proven way of doing things first, after that the person,if he or she was born talented then create after the foundation year. At least this is how the tuition-free college the Cooper Union is run before the turn of the century. And this is the way I learned the English Ballroom dancing. Unfortunately the person I have been spoken to here, who probably did not even have 1% talent, and probably being white,….

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    48. 2/ So he probably got the advantage to learn ART and to talk ART, find a position in art school and made a living by being an instructor. Michelangelo and Da Vinci did not have to do that, They learned by apprentice and then did the real ARTWORK to prove to the world that they were genious, not a bunch of academic teachers, bragging how many artists they have known and how many style they could do. That is not creativity ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-12

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    49. ” Congratulate people who couldn’t draw…” could it mean that these people are more creative of the abstract art that did not require accuracy? Since when they came back to drawing likeness after the abstract art took the center stage in 1910’s to 1950’s, a short lived fashion ! and now the world turned to like Rembrant again? for a few million dollars in auction years ago, people went for likeness again. If you are not a good artist with conviction, you can end-up with nothing ! George Wu, AIA

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    50. Therefore people like Beethoven, Bach, Brahms would have no chance in Royal College of Art or Music, because music in that period almost reached the pinacle of perfection ! Today anyone who could sell million copies is a successful composer ( like Andy Warhol or Pollack) no matter how loud and noisy the music is ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-12

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    51. I just spent a few minutes to draw the likeness of this young model. She has thin lips, so I drew her lips thin; she has big eyes, so I drew her with big eyes. To me these are the features this young lady is this young lady. And I am drawing from life through YouTube. If I tried to improve her looks—- A little thicker lips and a longer neck etc. then I do not need a model. Usually I could draw a stranger and I could draw the person from memory. Is this not a talent, what is it ? George Wu, AIA

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    52. I just up-loaded my movie ” likeness” here in this post inYouTube. I do not know whether it could go through or not. Anyway, I only spent a few minutes on it. If it did not workout. No big deal ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-12

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    53. I am 75 years old, looking back when I did not want to be what I was born to be an artist, love to draw before five years old,but I was deeply affected by Arthur Miller’s ” Death of a Salesman”, I worked very hard to be an architect. After I studied very hard on calculus I got the top grades that did not prove I was good in math! To be an architect was only because I did not want to be a waiter for the rest of my life! Now looking around and looking back with all the cheating/tracing photos,

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    54. With all the cheating and tracing photographs, I am very happy that I did not have to cheat and lie, at the same time waiting tables to make a living all my life. In architecture, at least I pushed the pencil million times and then punching the key boards for AutoCad to make a living, but I do not have to cheat and lie about tracing photographs like most of the portrait artists do these days ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-13

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    55. If I met you once next time, I could draw you from memory when I get home. Because I have a visual meory started as a child. Therefore many of my classmates and teachers were my caricuculture victims on the front and back covers of the high school graduating year book. Of course I can trace or copy the photographs like all the famous portrait artists do nowadays ! The one you saw I spent only three minutes sketching( not tracing) from the monitor screen. Can you do that ?George Wu, AIA 2012-7-14

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    56. Since you like Maria Callas, you couldn’t be too bad. So allow me to explain why I am so anxious to find a direction to do my most favorite subject ART. The days before the cameras, artists were appreciated for their keen observation and excellent hand to execute a portrait, but since the artists could TRACE photographs, & obtained the likeness in a second, likeness can be achieved by a child if he traced the photo, the value of ability to have likeness has been down-graded ! George Wu, AIA 2012

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    57. 1% talent and 99% make the 100% of an artist.I didn’t say 1% of the artists have talent and 99% only work.Ifyou have talent, you have to work very hard. You are nothing but a weak old man who thinks he is an artist or has regrets for his miserable life. Now, your 3 minute drawing is really bad. Many artists can do half or 1 minute gesture drawings that are on a totally different level from yours which is really bad.You have no idea of the basics of drawing therefore you should stop bragging!

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    58. 1/ But you are one of the 99% of the population who did not have talent, while Michelangelo and Da Viinci were the 1% are very rare in the world. But you wanted to be known as talented, so you ended up with studying and studying and still a failure. So, Look! who are the hell are you? Nobody ever heard of you or heve seen your work,probably hiding behind an institute like The Art Students Leagque & drawing a salary as an old teacher, because as I said ” Those who cannot do teach”. George Wu, AIA

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    59. 2/ Gregg was the one who is probably your student long time ago, who is demonstrating an artist did not need to trace a photograph & demonstrated in front of the world through YouTube that he did not know he could not draw likeness. He had no shame doing this becaue his teacher,you, have taught him that LiKENESS IS NOT IMPORTANT ! Let me assure you LIKENESS IS THE FOUNDATION OF A GOOD PORTRAIT! I disapproved that people tracing the photograph to cheat is something dishonorable ! George Wu, AIA

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    60. 3/ Can I ask you a question please? Do you have the talent to draw a stranger whom you just met for the first time in your life, and you go home and draw him from memory? I can ! I Have been able and done this all my life. I can draw the stranger as a cariculture or realistically. Can you? Or you would say It is not important ? Then I would give up! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-14

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    61. The young lady model is in front of Gregg and you. Why couldn’t he draw the likeness, thin lips and regular length of her neck,etc? you are preaching that likeness is not important. Then why did he need a model then? Why did he draw like Picasso did years ago— no model for most of his work ? Arguing with you, I began to appreciate Picasso a little more, not you, nor Gregg ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-14

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    62. By the way , have you seen Dannial Greene here in YouTube yet ?. He has been known a good portrait artist for many years. I remember that he used to have workshop in Weschester years ago, but not any more.He is someone Gregg and you should learn techniques from, not Picasso, when you do portrait painting. George Wu, AIA 2012-7-14

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    63. Stop talking like an idiot already..getting likeness is the most easy thing to do. A 1 year student can do it. But it is not important I tell you, again. Giving it more interest is the difficult thing..Now..why don’t you try photography? I’m sure you’ll capture the likness there! Goodbye now.

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    64. My teachers are Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Pucinni, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Marcus Hilton (International Ballroom), Slavik (Latin), Bruce Lee,and many Chinese great artists you would never know. So who are your level , old man ? George Wu, AIA 2012-7-14

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    65. Who told you I’m old? I’m really having a difficult time understanding where you found all this information about me..old..teacher..teacher of Gregg Kreutz..i’m working in an art school…damn! your brain is like 175 and not 75. You are totally stupid. Now, why don’t you go meet your teachers? It’s about time you stopped being the burden you are…oh my god..

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    66. How many artists do you know that he could draw from memory? very few ! I would think. When I worked as an architect, in order not to be a starving artist like you, I worked for the world’s best architectural firms, I.M.Pei, Skidmore, Owings and Merril, architects. Have you ever heard of them yet ? you miserable narrow minded old man ? likeness is not important ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-14

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    67. I also worked for the world famous architect Charles Gwathmey whose father Robert Gwathmey was the instructor in my life drawing class at the Cooper Union when I first came to NY without speaking a sentence of English. He gave me top grades for the two semesters there for my foundation year. George Wu, AIA 2012-7-14

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    68. I suppose. Unfortunately, not to be arrogant, those who do generally don’t teach. It is cliche yet true..Excuse me, sensitive subject. I am sorry for rudeness within remarks.CiaoPS: “MissTeenPregnancy” ??? yikes…If you wish to scare of men’s contact this the online equivalent of a baby seat in the back seat of your car! 🙂

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    69. ”those who do generally don’t teach. It is cliche yet true..” Actually, it’s not true. I can name you several names of painters that do and teach. It is true that many big names didn’t teach the way we think now teaching is.. In an art school doing demonstrations..but they had students. Now, in 20th and 21th century there are many examples of superb painters that teached/ teach.For start take as an example Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot who did teach.

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    70. “…it’s become the Jewish Art Students League Brotherhood or somethging..”. The Jews in New York City are more than the Jews in Tel Aviv! It is a tradition started long before Gertrude Stein in Paris. George Wu, AIA 2012-7-16

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    71. 1/Teresa, a beautiful young blonde wife of Picasso, sitting in front of him and having sex when Picasso wanted to, and still was not good enough to be his model. I could understand why Picasso did the intercourse drawing of himself and Olivier in 1903 was a very crude sketch because he could not draw at the same time as he was on top of Olivier, but Teresa was alone and sitting there waiting to be drawn by her artist husband. What did she get at the end ? A penis on her face ! George Wu, AIA

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    72. 2/ Subsequently, several beautiful wives were the subjects of Picasso’s hatred of women. And yet the world loved him and his famous name! I did not know why his hatred of the sexual disease from the prostitutes that lasted all his life and did many women hating paintings since the five prostitutes that made him so famous when he was alive and long after he died ?! I supposed people just buy names ! George Wu,AIA 2012-7-16

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    73. One of the worst about brotherhood is that no matter what, the blood is thicker than the water! Well, if the brotherhood thing cannot be applied to the race track, where number one is the number one,then it applies very well to art or dance competitions, where it depends on who you know. In this case, Greg here demonstrated that he does not have the talent, nor his supporters here in YouTube, but of belongong to the same clique,then you must be good even when you not ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-16

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    74. 1/ Chinese is my mother tongue. All my life I never noticed the European names in art and science, music, architecture,dance, until I saw the names often enough to learn a name or two. Correction. may be Chinese famous people too.My attention to the history of any subject seemed to be visual( drawings) or audible( opera or symphony) I only learned the names of the symphony by Beethoven recently, yet I loved his music most of my life.2/ Picasso had lived with many women…

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    75. Olivier,( spellong?) his first live-in lover, a Jewish part-time prostitute/ model in Paris, 1900. The second one Teresa( again the spelling?), a young blonde Picasso met in a station eventually convinced to be a model for Picasso. the rest is history, then the dark-hair beauty, she had a snap-shot with him on the beach, was his subject of an ugly woman painting. Then Olga,the Russian Ballet dancer, just like Wright or Dali married to later on. Finally Jacqueline. George, AIA 2012-7-17

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    76. By the way I came across a very good video about beauty and the modern art here in YouTube. By a Sottish philosopher and writer from BBC.Beauty is the consolation of sorrow, equally as important as religions in the civilization, which made me think of Picasso along the way. George Wu, AIA 2012-7-18

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    77. I checked out in the Met that several more artists after 1830 did use photography to get their likeness. Monet, Hopper, Renoir,etc.If I looked carefully, for example, monet did the seashore with the sea on the horizon one, since he is not so talented in drawing people, he used a photograph to do his father seating in the foreground with details. the Cathedral he claimed he did many from life, used photo for deatails ! Hopper used the photos to his work. And Renoir, is so obvious. Then,…..

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    78. Then what is the new direction for us the artists to do next if the cameras already did most of our work since 1830? Picasso tried very hard not to use photos as reference. The world had given him the reward when he was still alive, just like Michelangelo,with wealth! And some, shamelessly,traced and copied the photographs to obtain the likeness as if the world would never find out their secrets ! Well, what should be the next direction for me to do art? George Wu, AIA 2012-7-21

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    79. That’s right..all classical artists changed the model. They had in mind ancient Greek statues and used such proportions and characteristics for beauty..That lunatic georgewu , thinks Monet couldn’t draw. But guess what! He did draw and paint far more closer to nature than Michelangelo..

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    80. ” That lunatic georgewu…,” This is the first time anyone called me names like this one when I gave my real name and identity, because I tried to speak my mind honestly. This MrEziOn is not a gentleman. I should have never lowered myself to his level to respond to him at the very beginning ! George Wu, AIA , a born artist before the age of five and a Registered architect in NY since 1969, worked for I,M,Pei, Skidmore Owings and Merrill,and Charles Gwathmey and a “lunatic georgewu!” 2012-7-24

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    81. The video here in YouTube, ” Why beauty matters- by Roger Scruton.” is a view that all serious artists would agree or not Tto agree upon the view in today’s society. I recommended it because my English is so poor that I find that I do not have enough words to express my view of looking at BEAUTY ! He can speak much better than I can with his eloquent thoughts ! He has given me a lot of encouragement to move on courageously. George Wu, AIA 2012-7-24

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    82. ” That lunatic georgewu…” ? Just because I agreed with someone from England saying that this painting is a terrble painting…… and I agreed that the instructor had made the model with thinner lips, narrower face, longer neck, smaller eyes, and what else..? Then MrEziOn attacked me saying that likeness is not important. and now he calls me “Lunatic georgewu” They have given the commercial institution a bad name with their association to this unhappy encounter ! George Wu, AIA 2012-7-24

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    83. My mean is much better Demo than most of “art professor who teach painting in America universitis and colleages”.It is a terible things they can not draw and paint well but ask students just do what the like to do,they call it create.

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