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About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.

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Keeping stuff is good. Two more nudes (#36 and #37)

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These drawing are of the same person but in very different styles. The point is that, as I see it, the model or the object of a work is merely a … Continue reading

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Keeping stuff is good: #34 & #35, Seated Nudes

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These drawing are of the same person in two consecutive poses. She was quite still but also conveyed action. That is what I call a first rate model. She picked the … Continue reading

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Keeping stuff is good #33

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. The model transfigured. I have no idea why I drew this the way I did. But that’s nothing new. It always starts with the best way to use the space on … Continue reading

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Keeping stuff is good #28 to #31

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These are two models who are rendered in different media and different styles. The intention is to show not only a difference in appearance but also a difference in personality. #28 … Continue reading

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Keeping stuff is good #24 -#27

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These are drawings of one female model who sat so patiently and who was much at home, or so it seemed with her bulk. Personally, I find drawing what they call … Continue reading

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