The Art Of Elizabeth Corish


I take my inspiration from both the Impressionists and Pre-Raphaelites.

The Impressionists tried to capture the light and a fleeting moment in time.
Notable members amongst the group included Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Frédéric Bazille, Edgar Degas , Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne

The Pre-Raphaelites painters drew inspiration from Poetry, Literature, Roman and Greek mythology.
In a modern context I have updated and re-interpreted this by painting New Zealand heroes and brands that are inspirational to myself starting with the Arts. Amongst this movement my favourite painters are John Everett Millais and John William Waterhouse

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Work in Progress - Plate 1,7 now completed of The Bargue Plate - The Foot of the Gladiator [ Pied du Gladiateur ]

Pencil heightened with white chalk on toned paper.

This is the foot of what was once one of the most admired of ancient sculptures, now known as the Borghese Warrior. It is signed by Agasias, son of Dositheos of Ephesus, and is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Plaster casts of the statue were in virtually every academy of art in Europe and the Americas. Discovered around 1611, the statue was in the Borghese collection in Rome until 1808, when it was bought by Napoleon Bonaparte and shipped to Paris

Completion of plate 1-7


Half way through drawing a very detailed sketch on canvas for the new painting, which took about three weeks using the sight/size method.


Starting on a new still life painting, which should be a lot of fun.

Completion of Bargue Plate 1,6 part B of the heel. Pencil and white chalk.

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