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Solomon Joseph Solomon – ANALYZED PAINTING

345/365 Welcome back everyone, today we have an intimate look at this dramatic painting “Samson” by Solomon Joseph Solomon. With a name like that you know it’s gotta be good, right? Just look at the twisting and turning energy! Let’s take a closer look and see how he managed to design this masterpiece....

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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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John William Waterhouse – ANALYZED PAINTING

320 of 365 Today we’ve got an in-depth look at this great painting by John William Waterhouse. This piece is called “The Lady of Shalott” and that nice red quilt she has there is a result of what she viewed through a mirror during her imprisonment. Yep, she was forbidden to view reality or the...

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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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Tintoretto – ANALYZED PAINTING

299/365 Welcome back and thanks for joining in on this first look at Tintoretto’s analyzed painting called “The Deliverance of Arsenoe.”. Born in Venice, his real name is Jacopo Comin, but since his father Giovanni was a dyer (or tintore) he gave his son the nickname “Tintoretto” which means “little dyer.” He showed artistic promise at...

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Judith Fritchman – ANALYZED PAINTING

282/365 Today we are going to take a look at Judith Fritchman, a Barnstone student always created awesome drawings in my figure drawing class. I first heard her name from Myron’s DVD series, so that’s when I came across this picture and saved it. She named it “When life gives you lemons,” which is a concept...

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Renoir – ANALYZED PAINTING

261/365 How’s everyone doing? Today we are going to take a look at this nice painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. I first saw this piece in the Philadelphia Museum of Art back in 2007, but revisited in 2013. Renoir paintings are so nice when up close because you can see the light reflecting off of the...

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Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING – Video Part II

255/365 Ok, I’ve got part two of the video series for you! We’ll continue to get inside the head of Rubens, a very talented master painter.  We’ll be covering several other techniques throughout this video series, including the 90 degree angle, the ellipse, enclosures, and more! Let’s deconstruct the masterful composition and gain insight on the design process of Rubens....

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Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

247/365 How’s everyone’s designing going? Progressing any? Today we are taking a look at another masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. Now, from what I’ve read this is a recreated painting based off of his drawing, which is seen below. He never actually painted it, but since he designed the drawing, and taught the student who...

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Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTINGS #5

243/365 How’s everyone today? Getting the hang of this design stuff yet? We’re going to take a look this exciting painting “The Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt“ by Peter Paul Rubens. He’s always got a bit of drama going on within his paintings, which are always perfectly designed. Let’s take a look at how this master works...

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