Modern perusal
of classic portrait

Demo class
2, 5 hours
The video record remains with you after the class
The unusual and provocative technique of the British artist Ben Ashton gained him the prominence and recognition of the art community. In his works the portrait painter reasons upon the relationship between the past and the present, offering the public a new interpretation of the canonical painting genre. During the demo class, Ben will gradually create a painting in his own style, starting with a traditional monochrome male portrait, and then giving it a modern sound with various techniques.
24 september, 12:00
Ben Ashton
Great Britain, oil
Description
43 $
You will learn to:
Work using the multilayer technique
Mix paint to render the true skin tone
Turn a classic realistic portrait into a modern art piece
Give the portrait depth and volume without drawing the background and details
Use various techniques to dissolve the paints partially and create the downflow effect
About the artist:
Ben Ashton
In his paintings, which have deep philosophical underlying message, Ben explores the cultural interaction of the past and the present, pouring ridicule on British grandiosity and Victorian manners. Ben Ashton's works are exhibited in the United States, England and Germany, and the artist twice won the title of the best portraitist according to the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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ONLINE
If you don't have a chance to come to the Festival, already now you have an opportunity to purchase online streaming of demo classes, which will show the process of artist's work in details. Purchased demo classes will be available at your personal account on the website, live stream will start according to the time scheduled for the class (Moscow time, GMT+3). During the live stream, you'll be able to send your questions to the artist, and the recording of the demo class will remain accessible at your personal account for unlimited time.