|Michael Whynot. Figure Study, 2013. Red chalk.|
|Michael Whynot. Torso Studies, 2013. Red chalk.|
I'm posting two studies taken from my sketchbook from yesterday. There is such beauty in the movement of the human form, rhythm serpentining through the figure, uniting the parts; reminiscent of poetry or music, yet perceived by the eye, instead of the ear. I suspect that some rhythms may be uplifting, while others appear depressing, joyous or sad.
Just as music or poetry can touch us in spiritual ways - which we have all felt, yet, ultimately, been unable to explain - so too, movement of form has the same power to inspire. Such is the mystery of great art, in all its forms.
The figure is capable of conveying a multitude of emotion through its movements. I continue to explore its limits with constant wonder and awe.