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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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Matisse – ANALYZED PAINTING

285/365 Today we’re going to take a first look at Henri Matisse, known for his color palette and abstract, simple forms. Ok, you could call them childlike if you wish, but one thing that breathed sophistication into the work was his design. Like all masters, they knew how to clearly communicate their visual message, which we’ll...

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Van Gogh – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

250/365 We’re back with another analyzed painting! How’s everyone doing today? Good I hope! Thanks again for all of the continued support, it’s really appreciated. Let’s take a look at Vincent van Gogh’s abstract and colorful still life masterpiece to see if we can get inside his thought process. How did he design this, and...

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How to Create a Window of Depth in Photography and Painting

249/365 Today we are going to cover an interesting technique used by the masters which is also used by artists today. This is a technique that will create a window of depth. Sometimes created naturally, but if you know how to look for it, and how it affects the viewers eyes, then you will be...

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Whistler – ANALYZED PAINTING

198/365 Hey everyone, welcome back! Today we are going to take a look at Whistler’s nice painting of two girls relaxing on the couch and dreaming about boys. The girl on the left has a warm smile and was playing “He loves me, he loves  me not,” while the other girl, looking insecure, puts the...

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Michelangelo – ANALYZED PAINTING

191/365 Today we are taking at a very famous painting “The creation of Adam” by Michelangelo. This can be seen in the Sistine Chapel, and if you are quick, you can snag a picture of it. I was lucky enough to get a bit of video without doing any jail time. I’m sure Michelangelo was...

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Euan Uglow – ANALYZED PAINTING

184/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we take a look at a very interesting painter, Euan Uglow. I first heard of his work while I was attending The Barnstone Studios. He has a style of painting that almost emulates the cracked crust on a fresh baked loaf of bread. Let’s have a look at how this...

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Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

180/365 Welcome back everyone! I’m excited to be analyzing this Peter Paul Rubens painting, Massacre of the Innocents. Ever since I watched this video (see Day 158), I’ve been intrigued by the story. It’s such a violent and dramatic piece. I can’t imagine what people thought of this painting back in the day. It must’ve...

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Titian – ANALYZED PAINTING

177/365 Today we take a look at Tiziano Vecellio, or better known as Titian. This painting of Bacchus and Ariadne was originally meant for Raphael to complete, but after his death, Titian took it over. There are a couple of different stories, one describing Bacchus leaping off of his chariot to save Ariadne from the...

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Bouguereau – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

170/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we take a look at one of my favorite painters, William-Adolphe Bouguereau…most of you already know that I stand in awe of his skills as a painter. Let’s take a look at how he creates this nice masterpiece!...

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