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Gustave Jean Jacquet – ANALYZED PAINTING

355/365 Well, today we have our first look at Gustave Jean Jacquet. He’s got some amazing portrait paintings, and this one is just as nice. He proves that he’s a master of rendering fabric, portraying anatomy, and composition. Let’s get started and see how he designs this masterpiece....

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Paul de Vos – ANALYZED PAINTING

352/365 Today we’ve got a first look at Paul de Vos. Who? Well, it’s another great master that isn’t very well known. You might be thinking that this painting resembles Rubens or Frans Snyder…well you’re right. In fact, Paul de Vos was in close proximity to both of these masters. Let’s take a closer look...

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Jan Brueghel the Elder – ANALYZED PAINTING

341/365 Today we have a first analyzed painting of Jan Brueghel the Elder. This one is called “Air” and is part of a series. Jan is the son of master painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Father of Jan Brueghel the Younger. I’m not sure why they adopted an extra “H” in their name, but I...

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Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

338/365 It’s been a while, but Toulouse Lautrec is back! He tries to outsmart his peers in this cleverly designed painting. Let’s dig into this design and see which techniques he inspires us to use in our own art....

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Rembrandt – ANALYZED PAINTING

334/365 We’ve got a first look at one of Rembrandt’s masterpieces today. “The storm on the Sea of Galilee” was his only seascape…and guess what? It’s been missing ever since it was stolen in 1990. In fact, there was a movie called “Trance” based on this famous painting. Let’s take a closer look and see...

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Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #7

331/365 Peter Paul Rubens is back with this amazing painting called “The Feast of Venus“(close up). Today we’ll dig deep into his masterpiece and see how he used design techniques to organize and clearly communicate this highly complex painting....

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Jean Leon Gerome – ANALYZED PAINTING

324/365 Here we have a great painting called “The End of the Sitting” by Jean Leon Gerome. In this he paints himself after the Greek myth of Pygmalion…a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he has carved (at first I thought the statue was a dude that did a lot of steroids and bench...

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Delacroix – ANALYZED PAINTING

310/365 Well, today we have our first look at Eugene Delacroix, and let me tell ya, I was pretty impressed. His design skills in “The Death of Sardanapalus” are up there with Rubens and Bouguereau! I’ve always loved this painting, so it’s great to finally discover some of the techniques he used to enchant his...

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Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING

303/365 What would a collection of analyzed paintings be without taking a look at Leonardo da Vinci’s well known masterpiece of “The Last Supper?” It’s been depicted by many different artists, but none seem to be as memorable as this one. Let’s dig deep into this work of art and see which design techniques this...

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Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #6

296/365 Welcome back everyone! I truly hope this information so far is inspiring you to create your own masterpiece! Please email me if you have any questions. Today we are taking a closer look at this awesome piece by Peter Paul Rubens. Can you imagine being cooped up with all of these lions?? Rubens is...

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