This fall semester while the weather was still quite warm, SACI’s Intermediate Drawing class, taught by John Taylor, went on several on-site field trips around Florence. In addition to working in the studio with still-lifes and live models, the students were able to take advantage of their surroundings and of the fine examples of Renaissance art and architecture.
In Piazza della Signoria, they studied gesture and contour from the Mannerist sculptures of Giambologna, using proportions established with the pencil. At the Accademia Gallery, they also studied gesture, contour and shading while drawing Michelangelo’s David and other statues on display. At the Boboli Gardens, they concentrated on landscape. And at the Monastery of San Mininato al Monte, perched high above Florence, they drew the cityscape.
All photos taken by Instructor, John Taylor.