Paavo Nurmi Total Medals: 12

Artist:Pieter Lategan
Title: Paavo Nurmi
Total medals: 12
Medium: A4 Pencil H

Paavo Nurmi the top-ranked athletes from track and field at the Olympic Games total medals won12.
With Cordanavirus all over the world, I am not sure if the Olympics in Japan is going to happen. I thought it good to draw Paavo from a photo that I got from the Internet.

He was a Finnish (13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) middle-distance and long distanced runner and had the nickname “Flying Finn. He set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 meters and 20 kilometers.

He left school at the age of twelve to provide for his family. In 1912, he was inspired by the Olympic feats of Hannes Kolehmainen and began developing a strict training program.

Nurmi was suspended before the 1932 Games by the IAAF council that questioned his amateur status and 1934 he retired from running.

Numi later coached Finnish runners, raised funds for Finland during the Winter War, and work as a haberdasher, building contractor, and share trader, eventually becoming one of Finland’s richest people.

So what do I think of my work?

I draw it from a black and white photo and felt that work very well. It is almost there, I think I did a good job with the eyes, but struggle with the nose. The mouth was a bit difficult with the v-shape lips he has. I really need to work on a background idea that will work for my portrait studies.

I am very proud of myself today I did two portrait sketches and want to try to do that every day. I get tired but I need much more practice before I can think of starting painting in oil, but that is my goal.


Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Redraw of Robert Lenkiewicz. My title: Coronavirus Death on 11000

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of Robert Lenkiewicz.
My title: Coronavirus Death on 11000
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil H, B

This is a redraw of an English artist Robert Lenkiewicz (31 December 1941 – 5 August 2002). He was one of South West England’s most celebrated artists of modern times.

He produced as many as 10 000 works. His themed ‘projects’ investigating hidden communities or difficult social issues (Suicide, Death).

In 1981, he faked his own death, announcing his demise to the local newspapers.

Lenkiewicz was born in London in 1941 his parents both bled Nazi Germany in 1939 and arrived in London as penniless refugees.

He was unaffected by contemporary art fashions, being more interested in his favorite paintings in the National Gallery. Inspired by the example of Albert Schweitzer which was a polymath, also Danilo Dolci, “Danilo Dolci was an Italian social activist, sociologist, popular educator, and poet. He is best known for his opposition to poverty, social exclusion and the Mafia on Sicily, and is considered to be one of the protagonists of the non-violence movement in Italy. He became known as the “Gandhi of Sicily”.”

He painted people from the streets which were vagrants and street alcoholics.

An art critic David Lee observed: “Robert’s greatest gift was to show us that an artist could be genuinely concerned about social and domestic issues and attempt the difficult task of expressing this conscience through the deeply unfashionable medium of figurative painting. In that sense, he was one of few serious painters of contemporary history.”

His projects were of mental handicap (1976), Old Age(1979) and Death(1982) and continued to examine the lives of ostracised, hidden sections of the community and bring them to the attention of the general public.

Lenkiewicz also investigated some of society’s most persistent taboos in projects such as Jealousy(1977), Orgasm(1978), Suicide(1980) and Sexual behavior(1983). Here he often adopted an allegorical pictorial style to portray human physiology in extremis. He came to the conclusion that the kinds of sensation people felt when a lover abandoned them or when their cherished beliefs were threatened were identical in kind of the “Withdrawl symptoms” and anxieties experienced by addicts or alcoholics over their preferred narcotic. This study became an extended study in ‘addictive behavior.)

The sketch he draws which I draw was of John Kynance – a few minutes before death by cancer. 1973. Inscribed: “vagrant character of rare qualities. Completely out of tune with his thuggish companions”.

So what do I think of my redraw? It does not look if that person is dying, he/she just look poor. But at least I tried.

Music Listen to:

Celine Dion – Fly (1996)


Study 1 Cosetta Bimbi

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 1 Cosetta Bimbi
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil HB

I got this photo from a Fashion Studies Journal on the Internet, and all I know of the woman which I had draw is her name. I did a search on the internet and all I could find is a jewelry store connected to her name in Italy and that the photo was taken in 1960.

I think this photo or sketch will bring me to an end of the collection 3 painting 2. The reason why I called it painting is because I thought to get my self ready to paint in this collection. So I thought after I did a lot of research about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherwood that I want to draw. I try to find photos of the 1960s and use the sixty styles to create in this collection. So this collection will be only pencil sketches.

So what I think about my own work?

The cheek on the right-hand side is too round. The eyes look better than my other work, but I spend a lot of time on the eyes. The hair needs work, but the photo which I will show during this process of creating it you will see what I mean.

This is my study 1 of Young Cosetta Bimbi.


Coronavirus Patient

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Coronavirus Patient
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil HB

I redraw this image from John Everett Millais, of Elizabeth Siddal (Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, styled and commonly known as “Lizzie”, was an English artist, poet, and artists’ model. Siddall was an important and influential artist and poet). John (8 June 1829 – 13 August 1896) was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherwood.

By the mid-1850s, Millais was moving away from the Pre-Raphaelite style to develop a new form of realism in his art.

Millais achieved popular success with A Huguenot(1851-52), which depicts a young couple about to be separated because of religious conflicts. He repeated this theme in many later works. All these early works were painted with great attention to detail, concentrating on the beauty and complexity of the natural world. In a painting such as Ophelia(1851-52), Millais created dense and elaborate pictorial surfaces based on the integration of naturalistic elements.

What do I think?

It is getting sad about the virus. The redraw of this woman is my style busy showing I think. I get a lot of inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherwood sketches, not the paintings. I like the style and I like to redo it.

What about the images?

It works but I feel the mouth is too dark and the teeth look too hard. Further, I like it. I get the feeling the lady is busy dying of sickness. When I saw the images on the internet of John Millais I think that it could work for a picture who the person is sick.


Title: Redraw of William Holman Hunt’s Wife

Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of William Holman Hunt’s Wife
Medium: A4 Paper HB Pencil

Portrait of Marion Edith Holman Hunt by William Holman Hunt

It feels I am stealing from an artist. It looks like a man and not like William Hunt’s wife. I still trying at least after a couple of beers and while I am watching movies on my cell phone because I don’t have a television.

Ok more about William Holman Hunt’s drawing,

William Holman Hunt (2 April 1827 – 7 September 1910) was an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He gave a lot of attention to detail, vivid color, and elaborate symbolism.

He formed the Pre-Raphaelite movement in 1848, after meeting the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Movie watched:

The Wife
Glenn Close
Jonathan Pryce

life Itself
2018 ‧ Drama/Comedy
Olivia Wilde
Oscar Isaac,_the_artist%27s_wife.jpg

Redraw of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Fanny Cornforth)

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Fanny Cornforth)
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil HB

This is a sketch of Fanny Cornfort (3 January 1835 -24 February 1909).
She was an English artist’s model and the mistress and muse of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. She also performed housekeeping duties for Rossetti.

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Rossetti was later the main inspiration for the second generation of artists and writers influenced by the most movements. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.

Rossetti’s art was characterized by its sensuality and medieval revivalism ( a system of belief and practice inspired by the Middle Ages of Europe, or by devotion to elements of that period, which have been expressed in areas such as architecture, literature, music, and art. Since the 18th century, a variety of movements have used the medieval period as a model or inspiration for creative activity, including Romanticism, the Gothic revival, the pre-Raphaelitie and arts, and crafts movements).

“Every Pre-Raphaelite landscape background is painted to the last touch, in the open air, from the thing itself. Every Pre-Raphaelite figure, however, studied in expression, is a true portrait of some living person.”

Rossetti increasingly preferred symbolic and mythological images to realistic ones. He created a method of painting in watercolors, using thick pigments mixed with gum to give a rich effect similar to medieval illuminations. He also develops a novel drawing technique in pen-and-ink.

In 1861, Rossetti returned to oil painting, abandoning the dense medieval compositions of the 1950s in favor of powerful close-up images of women in flat pictorial spaces characterized by dense color. These paintings became a major influence on the development of the European Symbolist movement. In them, Rossetti’s depiction of women became almost obsessively stylized. He portrayed his new lover Fanny Cornforth as the epitome of physical eroticism.

After Rossetti’s wife died he continued to maintain Fanny Cornforth and painted many voluptuous images of her between 1863 and 1865.


Redraw of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, a study of woman’s head

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, a study of woman’s head
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil, H

The image is done by

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt
Study of a Woman’s Head

ARTIST: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt 1833–1898
MEDIUM: Graphite on rice paper
DIMENSIONS Support: 203 × 184 mm

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, (28 August 1833 – 17 June 1898) was an English artist and designer associated with the phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked with William Morris on decorative arts as a founding partner in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.

Burn-Jones was also involved with the rejuvenation of the tradition of stained glass art. His early paintings show the inspiration of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, but by the 1860s Brune-Jones was discovering his own artistic “voice”. Although Burne-Jones was primarily a painter he was also an active illustrator, helping the Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic illustration on books.


Redraw of Albert Gleizes Sketch of Jacques Nayral

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of Albert Gleizes Sketch of Jacques Nayral
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil, H, HB, B, B2

This is an image of Albert Gleizes brother in law which he has drawn. Albert Gleizes (8 December 1881 – 23 June 1953) was a French artist, theoretician, philosopher, a self-proclaimed founder of Cubism and an influence on the School of Paris. He and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism. Albert spends four years in New York and played an important role in making America aware of modern art. He was the founder and participant in the Abbaye de Créteil.

The Abbaye de Créteil was a utopian ( is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens. The opposite of a utopia is a dystopia) artistic and literary community founded during the month of October 1906. Créteil Abbey named after a gathering place in a suburb of Paris. The Abbaye de Créteil community lasted only two years – ending in February of 1908. The group was inspired by the French Renaissance writer Francois Rabelais, who had written about a self-supporting commune in a monastery called the Abbaye de Thelema that had championed group labor and intellectual self-improvement.

Albert Gleizes was born and raised in Paris. He began to paint self-taught around 1901 in the impressionist tradition. Albert Gleizes was directly involved with Cubism, both as an artist and principal theorist of the movement. In Gleizes’ paintings of the crucial year of 1910, writes Daniel Robbins, “we see the artist’s volumetric approach to Cubism and his successful union of a broad field of vision with a flat picture plane.”

In 1911 Gleizes exhibited his Portrait de Jacques Nayral. This portrait painting was described as Gleizes’ first major Cubist work. Jacques Nayral was a young modernist poet, dramatist, publisher, and occasional sports writer. He was a friend of Gleizes and married his sister Mireille in 1912. Gleizes began working on his portrait in 1910. He was delighted to paint a portrait of Nayral because his face corresponded well to the solid, faceted, architectural qualities he had sought. Nyaral was killed in action in December 1914, at the age of thirty-five, in an attack on a German trench near Arras.


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