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Fleisher From a Distance: Anatomy of the Figure Demonstration

During this webinar, Darryl Smith will introduce various ways artists strived to achieve excellence in representing the human body through the study of anatomy. He will also discuss the benefits of learning anatomy and what that means for visual artists. Tune into this webinar if you are interested in learning more about the figure!

Born in Georgetown, D.C. in 1992, Darryl Babatunde Smith started making art as a way of interpreting foreign languages. He studied French, German, and Latin in high school and later began to learn ancient Greek, Italian, and Icelandic on his own. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he completed his BFA in painting, and at the New York Academy of Art, where he obtained his MFA in 2019 in drawing and anatomy. Through his knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek, he immerses himself in antiquity. Darryl uses Greco-Roman symbols and traditional renaissance techniques such as metalpoint drawing and egg tempera painting to connect his personal narratives with classical literature.

Darryl’s drawings have been featured on Fine Arts Connoisseur’s website and have been exhibited in New York City, Reykjavík, and Assisi. In the past two years he has been awarded residencies in Iceland, Italy, and Greece, where he created work inspired by the landscape and ancient artifacts. Recently his metalpoint and egg tempera works were exhibited in Hillsdale, Michigan, in an exhibition of contemporary silverpoint drawings.

This demonstration is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to maximum number of 100 participants. Advanced registration is required. The tour will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the demonstration after you complete the registration process.