He saw the self portrait I'd made by looking at myself in the mirror. I asked if he'd like to give it a try and he agreed. We set him up with a stool so he could reach the bathroom mirror and then he set to work. I could see him initially drawing what he thought a face should look like and then making the transition to what he saw in terms of proportion and relationships.
When he finished, he'd drawn a self portrait that reminded me of Modigliani's work. We went to the ipad and looked up those images; he could see the style resemblance, too.
|Modigliani"s Boy with Blue Eyes|