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Meet the Residents: Raffaella Freyre

Raffaella Freyre completed the Drawing and Painting Program at the Florence Academy of Art before joining the Residency at the Barcelona Academy of Art.  She is currently working on a series of paintings exploring her own past and also teaching part-time on the Drawing Program at the BAA. Why did you decide to do the Residency? What were you doing before? After graduating from the Florence Academy of Art I worked for the artist Nick Devereux for six months in Paris and then from there I went home to Mexico and spent a year working in my studio alone. It was lonely in a way because there aren’t many artists in the figurative scene there and all my friends from ...

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Meet the Residents: Bernat Burgueño Barris

The Barcelona Residency of Art aims to be the place where the resident can find his/her own artistic voice and can therefore make a living as a professional painter, sculptor or digital artist. The programme seeks to establish a community of figurative artists, thus strengthening the current trend towards contemporary realism, a movement led and supported by the European Museum of Modern Art . Bernat Barris is currently doing the Residency programme at the BAA and is also a support teacher for the Expressive Drawing class at the Academy. Why did you decide to do this residency? What were you doing before? I decided to do the residency because I was finding it impossible to work at home, I was doing very ...

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Why Master Copies matter?

Making master copies is a very important aspect to learning to draw. It's the fastest way to absorb technique. The more copies you make the better you will get and the faster you will get towards your goal. These copies teach you what we might call the language of drawing. Other reasons are they allow you to analyze in extreme detail all fundamental concepts: drawing, values, colour and even composition and, unlike models, these don't move. The old masters truly observed and have figured out over centuries the best way not only to draw but interpret the forms you're looking at.  They also have an exceptional sense of design. Personally, studying the masters and studying from the model is the ...

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Meet the Residents: Leonora Pardo

Leonora Pardo is a sculptor working on figurative pieces themed around childhood. She has travelled from Chile to do the Residency at the Barcelona Academy of Art. Why did you decide to do this Residency? What were you doing before? I studied Fine Arts at university so my profession is visual artist, specialised in sculpture. Before coming to Barcelona I worked like many artists – I gave sculpture classes in a university in Chile and I also had my studio where I worked every day on my own work. I decided to come here in order to travel, to see more art. I always felt that my art would not work as well if I just stayed in Chile; I needed ...

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Women in Art History

I believe it is important to recognise the pivotal role of women artist in the making of art, but due to gender biases many women artists have been excluded from credit or forgotten from the narrative of history. They often faced significant barriers in obtaining training by being banned from drawing classes or selling and gaining recognition for their work. Things are still far from perfect but, it is necessary to understand the impact this bias has had on the art world and how do we go about telling the stories of women artists buried by a misogynist society. There are no records about who the artists were of the prehistoric eras, but studies suggest that a woman was the ...

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Meet the Residents: Joakim ‘Flash’ T.S. Bergström

Joakim Flash T.S. Bergström is a Swedish landscape painter. He is currently doing the Residency at the Barcelona Academy of Art and teaches landscape painting at the Academy during the Spring Term and the Landscape workshop in the Summer. Why did you decide to do this residency? What were you doing before the Residency? I’m from Sweden but before I came here I was living in Norway, painting and living as an artist. I wanted to come here to Barcelona since my girlfriend is studying here and then I found out that it was possible to do the Residency just for a few months. I thought it would be good to do the Residency because I can work on what ...

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La Barcelona Academy of Art en el programa cultural Tria 33

El Canal 33 apuesta por la cultura con la fórmula de «Tria33«, un espacio que quiere dar a los espectadores las claves de la actualidad cultural en todos sus ámbitos y en todas las disciplinas artísticas. De lunes a domingo, «Tria33» ofrece una selección de la actualidad en cine, música, libros, escena, cultura popular, cultura digital y artes plásticas y visuales. «Tria33» se emite de lunes a viernes, a las 22.05, y sábados y domingos, a las 21.50. En cada programa, se puede encontrar una «Elección personal» de recomendaciones de uno de sus presentadores, seguido de un reportaje o entrevista y de la información de una cita de actividad cultural imperdible (las llamadas «oportunidades»). Los sábados, la cita con «Tria33» ...

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Workshops de verano en la Academia

Para este verano, la Barcelona Academy of Art tiene preparada una serie de workshops para todo tipo de artistas que no os podéis perder. Concept Art con Rafater: Curso de arte digital que se centrará en el proceso del diseño de un personaje mediante Photoshop. El alumno aprenderá a trabajar a partir de la imaginación creando seres, objetos y paisajes. Escultura con Grzegorz Gwiazda: El curso se centra en el proceso de construcción de una escultura de barro a partir de un modelo al natural. Mediante diferentes métodos de observación, se aprenderá a captar las proporciones, gesto y estructura de la figura humana. Escultura digital: Curso de escultura digital en que el alumno aprenderá a construir y diseñar personajes y ...

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Experimenta la presencia de la pintura dentro del cine en el BAA Cinefórum

El pasado mes de Marzo se presentó en la BAA una nueva actividad, el Cinefórum. El Cinefórum es un espacio dedicado al mundo del cine en el que poder educar la mirada y familiarizarse con el séptimo arte. Cada sesión cuenta con el visionado de un título de cine de autor o film documental donde se pone de manifiesto la interdisciplinariedad de la cinematografía con otras artes. Por ahora ya se han proyectado dos films de la altura de Nubes pasajeras, de Aki Kaurismäki, y Freaks, de Tod Browning. Esta semana será el turno de Una partida de campo, de Jean Renoir, hijo del pintor impresionista Pierre Auguste Renoir. En el film se muestran sus cuadros para suscitar una reflexión ...

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