Pillai 1 Neha Pillai Drawing 1: Form and Space, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5-7:30PM Analysis of Barocci’s Full Length Drapery Study, With Sketch of Right Foot Between 1580 and 1600, renowned artist Frederico Barocci created his Full Length Drapery Study, With Sketch of Right Foot which would become one of many of his highly praised works. Barocci uses both black chalk and white heightening on tanned paper for this piece. It features what looks to be drapery around a full body, from the collar down to the foot. The cloth reveals much of the form, and then a cape covers the chest and hangs off the shoulders. Much of the emphasis is on the folds of the fabric, as a drapery study should be, but the addition of a hand and foot add more interest to the piece overall. However, the body serves to give definition to the cloth, and is not at all meant to be the focus. The foot in this piece, however, plays little to no role in this cloth study at all, since it’s quickly sketched into the side corner of the figure; the foot is more of an afterthought it seems.
- Fall '15