Art 2 – Pentimento – 11/30


1. Look at the following works by Leonardo. Notice the rhythms and movement in the drawing and how the media is layered and built up.

Virgin and Child with St Anne and John the Baptist

2. Pentimenti is an alteration (Italian for “repentance”) to a work of art that is visible in the later work.  It shows the thought process of the artist in earlier states of the art work.  Look at the following sites for other examples of pentimenti in drawing.

(scroll down to green title “The Newest in Pentimenti”  and then at this site search “Just in Time for Spring Break”

Read the posts and look at the images.)

pinterest pentimento

For each site, in your sketchbook, note the 2  images that interest you most and jot down the reaasons why  (total of 4 to choose and discuss.)






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