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10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds – Master Composition Without It!

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the support so far with the blog and videos. Today I’m sharing a new video with the world. A video that tries to bring attention to the myths about the rule of thirds floating around out there on the internet. In my opinion, artists could master composition
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Photography inspired by Andrew Wyeth & the Kuerner Farm

356/365 After writing the article “Andrew Wyeth & The Forgotten Stories” (see Day 246) I discovered that the Kuerner Farm, which inspired most of his paintings, was only one hour away from me in Chadds Ford, PA. I made a point to go there and try to capture some of the “forgotten stories” that still remained after...

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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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The Artistic Journey of Henri Matisse

298/365 We’ve got a closer look at Henri Matisse today. A great documentary about his life as an artist, some examples of his work, and lots of commentary. Learn more about this master painters life and let it inspire your artistic journey!...

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Lucian Freud- ANALYZED PAINTING

292/365 Here we have the first analyzed painting of Lucian Freud! Sorry if it’s too vulgar for some of you, most of his paintings were like this. Turn away, turn away now and avoid further obscenities. There’s a great video clip about him in the VIRTUAL LIBRARY. Check it out if you get a chance....

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Shooting My First Roll of Film: Start to Finish

291/365 Any film photographers out there, or people on the fence about getting a film camera? Well, hopefully this will answer some of your questions about the technical, the quality, and the differences from digital. I’m sharing shots from my first roll of film and going over what to look for, and guide you along the...

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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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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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Jean-Babtiste Carpeaux – ANALYZED SCULPTURE

229/365 Hey everyone, today we are take a look at Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux amazing sculpture of Ugolino and His Sons, 1860. It’s created after the story of when Ugolino is condemned to die of starvation. His children and grandchildren beg him to eat them so he can survive, but he yields to the temptation. Pretty cool story which you can...

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