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Caravaggio – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

313/365 Today we are going to take a first look at Chiaroscuro master Caravaggio (see Day 31) , and his painting “Conversion on the Way to Damascus.” We’ll see a lot of the excellent techniques of design being used, as well as a unique approach to using the grid. Let’s get started!...

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Inspiration from Greek Mythology – Part II

231/365 Welcome back to the second half of gaining inspiration from Greek Mythology. Hope you are getting some ideas for your own art…or at least finding some amazement in these incredible stories. Let’s take a look at some more great characters found in Greek Mythology!...

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Gentileschi – ANALYZED PAINTING

205/365 Hey everyone, how’s the designing going?? Today we are taking a look at one of the very few female painters from the 1600’s. Artemisia Gentileschi (Don’t worry, I thought this was a Caravaggio too!) achieved some great paintings in a time when being a woman painter was not widely accepted. She would usually paint...

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Caravaggio – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

100/365 Michelangelo Merisi o Amerighi da Caravaggio, being one of the great masters, was well known for his chiaroscuro, dramatic subject matter, and excellent compositions. And with a long name like that, I can see why he is known for his last name alone. It’s easy to enjoy this piece even if you aren’t familiar with...

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