I arranged this virtual studio day as a tribute to the European street silhouettist known as Audax.
Silhouette cutting takes place online. All my studio days consist of a series of 10-minute portrait sittings, which take place over Zoom.
After booking your sitting(s) you’ll receive an email ticket containing a Zoom link and further information. I’ll also send a reminder shortly before the event.
On the day you’ll be asked to log in to the Zoom event two minutes before the time you chose. I’ll cut silhouettes of you and your family and pop them in the post afterwards.
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What was Audax?
If you Google “Audax” you’ll find a lot of information about long-distance cycle racing. However, Audax was also an itinerant silhouettist with a career spanning over 40 years; he worked from Flanders to Argentina. For all these reasons I refer to him as the long-distance silhouettist.
Audax was a European street silhouettist who worked at seaside resorts all over Europe in the 1900s and later in South America until the late 1940s. His silhouettes are all cut quickly from paper and mounted on blank postcards. Apart from my blog article linked below nothing has been written by him online, yet it’s possible to track his career from these backing cards.
Studio Day Tributes
This Studio Day is a tribute to Audax. As a self-taught artist Charles owes a huge debt to the work of past silhouettists – he has leaned so much from studying their work – so naming studio days after them is his way to pay tribute.
Charles normally cuts silhouette in his own style (there are many examples all over this website). However, if you’d like your portraits cut in the manner of this artist please do ask. Such challenges are always welcome!