Last week, Blue Pencil Art Award winner Jordan Kim '13 copied a famous impressionist painting by Claude Monet for Studio Art. Jordan worked hard to match the colors of the original and included many small details in the flowers, boats, and even the beard on the seated man.
This week two Blue Pencil Award winners shared equally high marks in two separate Foundation Art classes. They were chosen for superior work in a most difficult and unforgiving medium (scratchboard) with the most difficult subject matter -- the human face. Yuan He '13 did multiple studies and had the most success with refined technique and accurate depiction of light. Adversely, Kevin Vides '14 discovered an incredibly powerful and expressionistic outcome in his dramatic simplification and cubist-solid forms.
Each week an outstanding piece of student artwork is chosen for the "Blue Pencil Award". The work is hung in a display case in the Dann Academic Building and the student receives public praise and a symbolic "blue pencil" during the Thursday chapel service.