• Work sitter
Occupation sitter - one of the oldest. They can work each, so only pay a little. Today we will go to one of the main havens sitters in Belarus - Gomel Art College.
Academic hour service demonstrator plastic poses (it is the official name of the sitter) is estimated at 10 thousand rubles. For "nudity" pay 5 thousand more.
The College museum - like in anatomical workshop. Here's head - with these students begin their careers.
Then future artists are taught to draw the shoulders, waist, and finally the whole person. First, in clothes, then without.
On the thesis - a variety of body. Relief from the young to have seen life. But for the young artist is not important aesthetics and texture. Although the students themselves do not conceal: to draw a beautiful chiseled figure - a special pleasure.
The College still remember sitters Sasha and Natasha. Here they had the body! It is not only appreciated by students but they themselves very quickly liked each other. Models come to sit apart in college and left here a husband and wife. Pictures with their image still hang in the museum together. Sasha athlete placed higher, and now he looks at the fragile Natasha from top to bottom.
Irina - the youngest of models. Not on age and experience. Posing for only two months. She recently graduated from university with a degree in marketing, economics. But the work in the specialty can not: because of vision problems, doctors have forbidden to use a computer. You could even go to a trade, but Irene knows for sure - it is not. Creative nature was looking very different adventure and I have found.
- A friend here a few years go, telling how the artist's model. I was always curious to try but did not dare. It was necessary to say something about it to the guy, - says naturschitsa.
When sitting at home doing nothing became absolutely intolerable, pulled herself together and voiced their dream. Man Irene was a man of understanding. However, a few days ago, he said the girl, still went to college - to check the situation. And not finding the "crime" are allowed to continue in the same spirit.
- Money has nothing to do with it. All my life I wanted to paint, but it did not work out. I'm glad that I can now be useful to these creative people. I like the atmosphere here. The process of creating paintings ... When the stroke of the image is born, and then your image, this is a very exciting spectacle - divided emotions of models.
Today, several pairs of hands to write her portrait of a woman wearing a hat. By Irina required to sit still 4:00 in the big black hat, occasionally stopping at a five-minute rest. But she does not complain. For some resemblance to the Hollywood actress colleagues called her Penelope. Naturschitsa such comparison flatter.
Teachers say that Irina - a real find for college. In addition to the desired appearance, it is, perhaps, the most important quality for Artist's Model - perseverance and commitment. She has never let down the team, can not be said of her fellow peers.
- Students-sitters - our headache. Often late, if at all, and lost spree. This is the whole problem. In the first lesson, the group begins to draw, sketch, to the next class is not the sitter. We have to look for him, if you do not find - you need to look for new and start to paint again. This greatly hinders the learning process, - says Elena sore head teacher college Kulczyk. To do this can not be anything. We have to get out. Often, the teachers themselves and the students bring their friends. Friends do not let you down.
But the most reliable option - pensioners. On the "nudity" to persuade them is almost impossible, but they are very responsible.
Yuri Antonov associated with the college for 10 years.
It's hard to believe, but at first he worked there as a plumber. Oh, what a nut it tightened when it awakened a sense of art is unknown. But as soon as Antonov retired, he changed his profile.
- What is to sit at home? My wife and I swear? Here I am young and I feel its usefulness, - explains his choice of 74-year-old sitter.
Artists love it not only for their dedication and punctuality. It is said that he has a very distinctive personality: regular features, expressive eyes and clear constitution. All this means that it is easy to draw.
For 10 years, from the pen of students took hundreds of paintings with his image.
Tamara - a former actress. Restrain the creative temperament, and a few hours to sit still, and above all in silence, a woman is not easy, but it's worth it. The Artist's Model, she went to even be retired in good shape.
- I know what I'm going to pose a few days I do not eat, losing weight, go to the bath, do masochki generally take care of themselves in order to look the part. And as I lay on the couch with a dish of some huge and tolstel - Tamara laughs.
An engineer with 30 years of experience Lyubov retired and homesick. Her husband is still working at the university with students. So she decided to get closer to young people.
In his new job Lyubov no sedition does not see. It is necessary to undress - be stripped. That's only if asked a little early ...
- Who needs my body? Would be younger - would be stripped, and now it's too late - waving pensioner.
In college, they hide it not from the "nudity have no problem - trouble. Not everyone will agree to undress in front of an audience. The one who decided, cherish as the apple of his eye. And now the model is late. Students waiting patiently.
When it seems that already there is no hope, a young man appears at the door, on the go and casually pulls a sweater sits on a chair. Today, only a sketch, so the model can be worn pants.
If for "nudity" pay more, then the problem would be solved overnight. From those who want to earn students college confident there would be no retreat. But for the money, as it is now, you have to be a big fan of art or an incorrigible fan of his own body.