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Name: Charlotte Carr
School: Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
Year: Year 12
Inspiration: The main influence for my piece of artwork came from the artist John Ruskin. I was inspired by the precision and detail of his artwork and how simple yet realistic his work is. My next influence came from France. I am half French and go on holiday there regularly to visit my family. I consider this to be a big part of my life and wanted to integrate this into my artwork; much like John Ruskin had done in Italy. This summer me and my family visited les Arènes de Nîmes and I had been blown away by the accuracy that had gone into creating the building. I decided to combine this accurate architecture with John Ruskin's precise style to develop this piece of artwork.
Title: Les Arènes de Nîmes
Description: For this artwork I have used watered down acrylic on MDF wood. I started by drawing the outline with a fine liner and then used the watered down paint to create the colourful detail that gradually gets lighter throughout the painting to give atmospheric perspective. This makes the image seem to fade away in the distance.
Medium: Acrylic Paint
Width: 79 Height: 36
Keywords: Arena, Ruskin, acrylic, structure