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Academies at MNAC standard

During this last six months, MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) has been working in the remodeling of its permanent collection of modern art to give a new perspective to the rooms about this artistic period do important in Catalonia. The exposition is divided in four themed spheres: The Rise of the Modern Artist, Modernism(s), Noucentisme(s), and Art and Civil War. To take advantage of this restructuring, the museum has decided to bring to light a big quantity of works, near 900, that were until now in the warehouse. Some of this new works correspond to the room that shows the role of academies in the learning of the modern artist through the rigorous study of the nude and anatomy. ...

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Marketing for artists standard

After the Christmas festivities, the Barcelona Academy of Art reopens its doors to start the lessons of the second term. New for the 2015, the school counts with a new subject: Marketing for artists, taught by the teachers Eduard De Vicente, Bill Jiménez and Belén Vacas. The BAA is focused in the practical side of art but also in the theoretic aspects of the artistic world. For this reason, Marketing for artists is aimed for the students to manage circles such as the bureaucratic, the economic (art market) or the communicative. The main goal is that students get to know the different strategies and tools that help them explore their artistic personality, their possibilities of placement in the job market and ...

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Christmas Holidays at the BAA standard

Last week, the lessons for the first term at the Barcelona Academy of Art got to their end, and after three months of work come the well-deserved Christmas holidays. The Academy will be closed for two weeks to prepare new spaces such as a portrait room. We wish you happy holidays from the BAA. See you the 7th of January! La semana pasada terminaron las clases del primer trimestre en la Barcelona Academy of Art y tras tres meses de trabajo han llegado las merecidas vacaciones de Navidad. Durante dos semanas, la academia permanecerá cerrada para poder acondicionarla con nuevos espacios como una sala de retrato. Desde la BAA os deseamos unas felices fiestas. ¡Nos vemos el 7 de enero!

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Christmas Market standard

The arrival of December to our calendars means that there are little days left to the start of the Christmas festivities, and this year the Barcelona Academy of Art is going to open its doors to a new experience. On Saturday, the 20th from 11 am to 19 pm a Christmas market will take place at the BAA in which students and teachers will exhibe and sell some of the works that they have created on the academic level as well as on the personal. This selection shows the kind of exercices that are realized at the Academy, either traditional or experimental and all kinds of techniques (painting, sculpture, drawing) and different durations (movement drawing, long pose, pencil drawings, etc.). ...

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Alumnes de la BAA a l’exposició de Llimona standard

Tal com vam anunciar la setmana passada en la darrera publicació, aprofitant el pont de la Constitució, alguns dels alumnes han aprofitat per acostar-se al MEAM per a realitzar dibuixos i pintures de les obres de Josep Llimona que conformen l’exposició Una passejada per l’obra de Josep Llimona. 150 anys. Si visiteu el museu al llarg de les properes setmanes, podeu gaudir en viu del treball dels alumnes de la Barcelona Academy of Art. As we announced the past week in the last post, for enjoying the long weekend for the Spanish festivities of the Constitución, some students have visited the MEAM to draw and paint Josep Llimona’s works that form the exhibition Una passejada per l’obra de Josep Llimona. ...

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First long pose of the year standard

Eight weeks after the inauguration of the lessons at the Barcelona Academy of Art, the first and second year students have finished the first long pose of the term. Five weeks have been dedicated for every drawing, what equates to 60 hours of work. Thanks to the amount of time dedicated to every long pose, students are capable of studying profoundly different concepts of the human figure drawing such as structure, proportion, gesture, chiaroscuro or tone values among others. These are some of the results:

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Écorche with Terra Chapman standard

Écorché is the last of the new subjects that joined the academy program in November and it takes place every Thursday from 17:30 to 20:30. The Écorché classes are taught by teacher Terra Chapman and during a whole academic year students build their own anatomic model with clay. This subject is planned for students to learn the human anatomy in a deep and specific way. To do so, the same method as the French Academies of the 19th century is used: it starts from a wire structure with which students sculpt with detail all the bones, muscles and fat that form the human body. Apart from the practial part, which helps to understand how the different elements that form our ...

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Digital sculpting and concept design standard

Digital sculpting and concept design is a subject taught by David Masson every wednesday from 17:30 pm to 20:30 pm and there students learn to design and model creatures and characters using Zbrush as a main software. Zbrush is a 3D software used by digital artists in cinema, animation, video games and illustration (among others). The process of sculpting in the program is very intuitive, and works in a very similar way to traditional sculpture. Moreover, color can be applied as well as different kinds of illumination and atmospheric effects to create very realistic renders.                                                      ...

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New subjects in November standard

With the arrival of November, the academy starts for the first time new subjects that complete the current program by offering a wider range for students. This subjects are digital sculpture with Zbrush, Écorché and Life figure modeling. Life figure modeling is a subject taught by Sara Stenlund every monday at the academy. The classes are planned for the students of the Barcelona Academy of Art to learn sculpting from a live model, which eases a better understanding of the anatomy and the spatial sense. The main goal is learning to observe and measure with precision while analyzing the human figure profoundly besides interiorizing the construction process of a full body figure with clay with the traditional techniques. If you want to ...

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Halloween in BAA standard

With the end of October comes Halloween, and with the fall of the night, the Barcelona Academy of Art transformes as a werewolf to welcome the witches' night. During the last hours of the 31th of October, the academy put aside its normal appearance to fill its rooms with spiderwebs, skeletons, pumpkins and other kinds of typical decorations of this celebration. When the lessons finished, students and teachers went to the dressing rooms to put themselves on the skin of diferent horror characters and the party was inaugurated. The terrorific and artistic night of Halloween at the academy had a DJ that enlivened the event, one magician that left the attendees mouth open with his “tricks”, and, of course, the “treat” ...

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