Uccello Story - reference images.
I have researched and utilised a number of contemporary (C15th) images for this story, as shown below.
This portrait of Uccello, by an unknown artist, (below left), is not necessarily contemporary, but nonetheless is the most well-known image of him. I modelled my depiction on this image, even using the eye-dropper tool to capturing colours for skin and clothing. My story requires him to be younger than he appears here, so I made his hair only slightly greying, and his beard shorter.
The scene (below right) called 'The Profanation' from his Corpus Domini series, 1465-68 appears in my story, illustrating both his ability to create perspective spaces, and juxtaposing the image of people battering down the door, with his wife's suggestion that if he doesn't get an actual paid commission they will be homeless (thus the image in this context, suggests bailliffs at their door).
iUccello's contemporary, the sculptor Donatello appears in the story: I have used this portrait of him, (right) and photos of his two sculptures of David, in marble (bottom right) and bronze. In my story we see him both carving the marble sculpture (page 3), and modelling in clay the version that will be cast in bronze (page 7).
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Graham Johnstone ~ Master of Design - Comics and Graphic Novels student 2016-17