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Instructional DVDs

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Now Available in Full HD
All titles except "The Portrait in Terra Cotta" now downloadable.


If you can't make it to a workshop or just want a (better than) front row seat with instruction that can be reviewed time and again, Rob's dvds are the perfect solution. Check out excerpts below. All videos are directed and edited by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Adam Lubkin. Eight titles are available with future titles to be announced. Scroll down for information and purchasing and then click on the downloads button if you'd prefer to instantly downnload.

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DVD Excerpts

 

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Excerpts of "The Portrait Sketch in Terra Cotta" dvd


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Excerpts of "The Classic Portrait" DVD

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excerpts from the "Anatomy: The Arm and Hand" DVD.

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View a compilation of excerpts from two painting dvds.


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View a compilation of excerpts from the first five dvds.



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Excerpts from "The Alla Prima Portrait"

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Excerpts from "Anatomy: The Torso"


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Excerpts from "The Figure in Motion"


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Excerpts from "Grisaille: The Painted Sketch"

 



The Portrait Sketch in Terra Cotta

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In this two-disc set you will follow the development of a terra cotta portrait bust over the course of two days. Subjects such as materials, massing, finishing and sculpture’s relevance to painting and drawing will be covered thoroughly. The experience of working in three dimensions is very helpful in sharpening an artist’s comprehension of planes as well as muscle and bone formations. This deeper understanding is extremely useful in directing both brush strokes in painting and linear cross-hatching in drawing, resulting in a fully dimensional effect. Terra-Cotta’s beauty and ease of handling is difficult to surpass. From China’s third century BC life-size warriors to Rodin’s powerfully realistic portraits, terra-cotta has been used throughout the ages. Even great painters such as Degas and Zorn explored the creative potential of clay sculpture. Total running time, 4 hours, 13 minutes.


Item Number: 009
Price: $85 (includes S/H)
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The Classic Portrait

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This four hour video describes an approach to portrait painting based on a carefully organized plan involving clear steps from monochromatic underpainting to colored glazes. The first day is devoted to grisaille which establishes form and value and the second day focuses on color which adds life and vitality to the portrait. Artists from Raphael to Ingres would often work in these distinctly delineated stages resulting in paintings with both a radiant glow and strong form definition. The colors and mediums used in this video are all historical pigments and oils which were found on artists’ palettes as far back as the Renaissance and earlier. Exotic lapis lazuli and authentic vermillion together with mediums containing wax and leaded glass all play a role in creating a portrait which evokes the richness of classical portraiture.


Item Number: 008
Price: $85 (includes S/H)

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Anatomy: The Arm and Hand

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Anatomical knowledge has inspired and guided artists for centuries. From DaVinci’s sublime studies to Michelangelo’s muscular creations, the study of anatomy led to extraordinary achievements in the history of art. In this dvd Robert Liberace explores this tradition by examining the fundamental anatomical forms which shape the lights and shadows of the body’s surface. Working from a live model, each significant form-creating muscle of the arm and hand is described and rendered from origin to insertion with a modified three-color chalk technique which highlights the muscle character, direction, and the bony connections. The video includes detailed reference diagrams based on the pose of the original drawing which featuring highlighted origins and insertions. The complete group of anatomical diagrams and photos of the model in position can be downloaded. See back of dvd cover. Running time 2 hours, 45 minutes.


Item Number: 007
Price: $85 (includes S/H)

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The Portrait in Three Color Chalk

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The classic technique of three chalk or “trois crayon” is one of the most elegant and efficient methods of rendering the portrait. It involves the manipulation of red, black and white to suggest the warmth and richness of flesh hues. It is not only a visually compelling technique, but also a means to connect with some of the great artists who used this approach, such as Rubens, Watteau, and Holbein. In this DVD, you will learn from one of America’s foremost artists and teachers, known for his inspiring and informative teaching style, as he takes you through the entire process of creating an original drawing while explaining everything from the selection of materials to his techiniques to final touches. Special features include paper preparation, art gallery, and video previews from the five demos in this series. Photos of the model can be dowloaded from robertliberace.com (see back of dvd case). Total running time, 2 hours, 20 minutes.


Item Number: 001
Price: $85 (includes S/H)
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The Figure in Motion

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Classical figure drawing radiates with energy giving us the sense of the body's full range of strength, movement and vitality. This dynamic approach infuses artwork with a kinetic excitement that is the hallmark of classical drawing. This video explores the tradition of energetic figure drawing by following the development of one of Rob's drawings from selecting, arranging and maintaining the pose, to the final accents. See jacket cover for a link to photos of the actual poses. View short clip. Photos of the model can be dowloaded from robertliberace.com (see back of dvd case). Total running time, 2 hours, 54 minutes.


Item Number: 002
Price: $85 (includes S/H)
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Anatomy: The Torso

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Anatomical knowledge has inspired and guided artists for centuries. From DaVinci’s sublime studies to Michelangelo’s muscular creations, the study of anatomy led to extraordinary achievements in the history of art. In this video Robert Liberace explores this tradition by examining the fundamental anatomical forms which shape the lights and shadows of the body’s surface. Working from a live model, each significant form-creating muscle of the torso is described and rendered from origin to insertion with a modified three-color chalk technique which highlights the muscle character, direction and the bony connections. The video also includes a chapter gallery which includes detailed reference diagrams drawn by Rob. Each diagram, based on the pose of the original drawing, features highlighted origins, insertions and actions of each individual muscle along with diagrams of the muscles themselves. Photos of the model can be downloaded online (see back of dvd case). Running time 2 hours, 48 minutes.


Item Number: 003
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The Alla Prima Portrait

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The Alla Prima technique, an expressively direct manner of painting, is the “wet into wet” application of paint popularized by the impressionists. This method, also called “premier coup”, often requires that the painting is completed in one sitting. No other technique demonstrates the beauty and energy of the brushstroke better than this fresh and painterly style. Artists from Hals to Sorolla employed this bravura technique with dynamic virtuosity achieving dazzling results. In this three hour dvd Robert Liberace demonstrates Alla Prima as he paints a portrait of his artist-filmmaker friend Adam Lubkin. He describes the surface and underlying forms of the face and discusses the rich array of colors and the various materials used while rendering the portrait in a spirited and efficient manner. Special features include selection of materials, art gallery (II) and dvd previews. View short clip. Total running time is 2 hours and 58 minutes Photos of the model in position can be downloaded from robertliberace.com (see back of dvd case).


Item Number: 004
Price: $85 (includes S/H)
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Grisaille
“The Painted Sketch”


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Follow along as Rob creates a figure drawing with oils on paper using a monochrome palatte of primarily brown and white. Also known as “grisaille,” this method allows artists to focus on value relationships without the addition of color. Though commonly used as an underpainting for color, Rob uses the technique to create a finished work of art as he details materials, paint application, and finishing. All aspects of the work including materials, selecting a pose, basic organization, and finishing are described and demonstrated. Photos of the model can be downloaded from robertliberace.com (see back of dvd case).


Item Number: 005
Price: $85 (includes S/H)
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The Figure Sketch in Oil

The Figure Sketch in Oil


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In this dvd, Rob uses a full color palette to explore the figure in oil. So get a front row seat and follow along as he begins with a simple monochrome sketch of the figure which is then blocked in, shaped, and detailed in a single sitting. Important features of the painting process are explored - from a dynamic underpainting to controlled anatomical modeling. Photos of the model can be downloaded from a link provided. Special features include a section on materials plus video previews from the other available dvds. Total running time is 3 hours and 33 minutes.


Item Number: 006
Price: $85 (includes S/H)
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