L'École Marchutz

Copy Work

Marchutz Fellow
Copying the drawings of the masters was a habitual exercise in his studio. The sketch of the whole emphasizing the essential elements was at the base of this exercise.
— Rembrandt (as recounted by his student Van Hooganstraten)

In the same spirit, this week our students have been painting copies of masterworks, with special attention to a work of their choosing. The objective, as Professor John Gasparach reminded us, is not to create a facsimile but to train the student to see meaningful connections in form and color as he or she dives deep into the world of the painting.

Photos by Hilary Stein.