Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sketching Degas style

Famous people get to do some of the coolest stuff.

I recently discovered the blog of Neil Gaiman.  I'm not very familiar with his work as I'm not really into graphic novels, although I do love science fiction.  After reading a bit more about him, I've decided to give his novels a try.  When I have time.

But the real reason behind my posting about him has to do with his post on October 5.  In it he described, among other things, how he and his wife got a private tour of the "Degas and the Nude" exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston since she narrated the audio guide for the exhibit.  During the tour, they convinced the staff to allow her to pose nude in front of one of the paintings while he sketched her.

What an amazing experience that would be for any artist.  If this was any closer to me, I think I'd be calling the museum and demanding that they have life drawing sessions in the exhibit hall.

1 comment:

  1. You will love Neil Gaiman's books! I saw his post last week and was uber-jealous of them. Here is a link to his young adult piece, the Graveyard book. He read a chapter a time on his book tour then he posted the whole thing online for free. Once you hear him read his own stuff it's hard to read if for yourself again. He's a wonderful reader. http://neilgaiman.com/p/Cool_Stuff/Video_Clips/The_Graveyard_Book_Tour

    I have Coraline and Neverwhere if you want to borrow them. -erin