J. Kevin Byrne
Doryphoros and guard in contrapose, done on location, March 12, 2018, Graphite on off-white sketchbook stock

Inspired by:

The Doryphoros (after Polykleitos), 1st century BCEArtist: Unknown Roman; Artist: Polykleitos Pentelic marble

What does inspiration mean to you?

Interior architecture takes some time and concentration, so one needs to go slow and stayed focused when sketching it. But figures can be good candidates for including quick gestures. MIA’s two-story internal cortile was perfect for combining framed architectural detail, light from above, the ancient Doryphoros, and a guard who was, like the Doryphoros, in a relaxed contrapose.

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