Facial Expressions with the Masters

Copying portraits created by Old Masters, is an incredible source of learning: we can practice a variety of techniques, study the individual style of an artist, connect the artwork with a specific artistic and historical period. Spending 3 hours copying a work, also gives us access to details that might otherwise escape our attention, discovering interesting technical or expressive aspects of an artwork.

But I want to include another element to this 6-week course: all the Master portraits we will be working from, depict a variety of facial expressions, from passionate to dramatic to subtle, and everything in between, making this course also an occasion to study the characteristics of the various facial expressions in detail.

Elements of anatomy, the structure of the head, and facial features will also be discussed, giving us the possibility to better read and appreciate the artworks we will be copying.

A fun way to improve our technical, aesthetic, and expressive portraiture skills

Availability of Courses' Recordings

As part of the services offered by the New Renaissance Atelier, you will have access to the recordings of the video sessions of all the courses you purchased for one year.
You will find the links to the videos in your Personal Video Library that has been set up specifically for you. Please keep this Video library link on your desktop or in your browser for easy access.

In case You missed a course You are interested in, You can purchase the recording of the video sessions, by clicking on the menu above

roberto osti
roberto osti
Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.
Facial expressions with the Masters
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