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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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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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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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Vincent Van Gogh – ANALYZED PAINTING #4

289/365 We’re taking a closer look at this very famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh called “Starry Night.” Known for his brush strokes, we’ll also see how Van Gogh was a talented designer as well. A quality most people tend to overlook and mistaken for a genius he was born with. Just like all of the...

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Puvis – ANALYZED PAINTING

278/365 Welcome back everyone, thanks for all of the continued support! It’s always appreciated. Today we are going to take a look at Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, or Puvis for short. Some of these masters have long and fancy names that are hard to pronounce, but Puvis is easy enough right? I believe it’s pronounced “Poo-vy,”...

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Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #8

264/365 Today we have an in-depth look at this iconic photography by Annie Leibovitz. This is John Lennon with his wife Yoko Ono…hours before he died from multiple bullet wounds. You can read the whole story here. So let’s remain focussed and take a close look at what makes this photo work…detached from the tragic story....

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Pierre Auguste Cot – ANALYZED PAINTING

240/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we are analyzing this beautiful painting by Pierre Auguste Cot. It’s one of my favorite paintings from my visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It’s a massive sized painting and it’s amazingly designed. Let’s take a closer look at this master and the hard work...

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Creating Beautiful Group Photos Like Annie – Part I

223/365 Welcome back everyone! I’ve got a great article today for The Master Pass members. If you’ve ever wanted to arrange a large group of people for your art, or are just curious about how Annie Leibovitz and her team create such elegant designs, then this article is for you. I’m going to cover everything...

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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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Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #6

187/365 Today we are going to take a look at an amazingly composed image by Annie Leibovitz. If you had this many celebrities lined up for a photo, where would you start? How would you begin to plan such a masterpiece? Just judging by the composition, someone on her team, if not her, MUST know...

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