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Scenic Art for the Theatre, 3rd Edition by Peter Beudert, Susan Crabtree

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CHAPTER 4

THE RELATIONSHIPBETWEEN THE SCENIC ARTIST ANDTHE SCENIC DESIGNER

 

 

 

 

No two artists in scenic production are as closely related through their craft as the scenic artist and the scenic designer. The scenic artist has a very unique role among the many skilled artisans who contribute to scenic production. This role often (but not always) singles the scenic artist out as the key translator of the scenic designer’s work from the drawing board to the stage. Stage design styles vary from degrees of sculptural to two-dimensional “painted” scenery (as evident in Figure 4-1), all of which place different emphasis on scenic art, which might require very little sophisticated painting or quite a lot.

At both ends of this spectrum, scenic ...

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