analysis of an artwork
When I was a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, A great drawing teacher ran a module called 'Analyse d'un Oeuvre'. We would mainly draw from paintings at the Louvre. It was a great way to learn about tonal values, rhythm, proportions etc. without having the added pressure of doing something original. As students, we came to realise that analysing through different filters is not the same as copying. Since then I have found it a very effective means of teaching drawing.
drawing from a 19th century low relief, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
drawing from a Baroque sculpture, Louvre, Paris
Student work: Analysis of an artwork
Tonal Study of Poussin, charcoal on paper, student American University of Paris
Study of tone and movement from Poussin, charcoal on paper, student American University of Paris
Analysis of rhythm and movement from Poussin, student American University of Paris