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  • Vikings S05E01 – ANALYZED CINEMA
    #498 Welcome back everybody, huge thanks for the continued support! You keep in-depth articles like this coming. Much love! As artists, we can learn a lot from cinematography. If a film has an experienced cinematographer, like P.J. Dillon of Vikings, they will present the majority of scenes with nice lighting, composition, and design. All which […]

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Color Theory & Magnum Photographer Bruno Barbey – Part II

#371 Welcome back! Today is the second part of the color theory which analyzes Bruno Barbey, a very successful photographer of Magnum photos. Why would I choose his photos over anyone else’s? Well, when you take a look at the following photos, you’ll know that there’s something special there. Not many photographers understand color, and...

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David Teniers Using Phi Calipers

359/365 Well, today we have a fun look at David Teniers The Younger who uses his Phi Calipers like a master. Just looking at his painting you’ll see a nice harmony, movement, and placement of objects within his design. The phi calipers are used as a tool in art to introduce the harmonic proportions predominantly found in nature....

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Toulouse Lautrec and His Artistic Journey

358/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we take a deep look at Toulouse Lautrec and his artistic journey. We’ll learn about how he lived as an artist, who inspired him, and see some of his best masterpieces…oh, and some photos I took at his exhibition in the MoMA. Join me and be inspired!...

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Odd Nerdrum Quote

357/365 Today we have an interesting quote by an interesting artist. Odd Nerdrum has got to be one of the strangest painters out there. We’ll take a look at one of his quotes…the only one I could find on the internet. This search led me to a few great discoveries, video content, and painting techniques...

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Dynamic Symmetry Notes

340/365 Today I wanted to share some notes I took when I was studying Jay Hambidge’s book “The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry.” It’s readily available on the Resources Page, so don’t be afraid to download the PDF and dig deep into this geometry stuff. It’s a bit tough to comprehend in areas, at least it...

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Seven Techniques to Become a Surrealist Street Photographer

328/365 Well, today we have a fun one for all of you artistic street photographers out there! Henri Cartier Bresson always claimed to be a Surrealist Photographer, but how could he accomplish something like this on the streets? How can any street photographer for that matter? We can’t manipulate things like Dali or Magritte. Worry...

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Bouguereau Using Phi Calipers

306/365 It’s been a while since we’ve whipped out the Phi Calipers, but worry not, they’re back! Today we are going to look at one of my favorite artists, William-Adolphe Bougereau and how uses dynamic symmetry as well as the phi calipers (find them here) to represent the harmony found in nature....

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Ansel Adams: Love for Music, Photography, and Life

293/365 Here is a great documentary about Ansel Adams that is worth sharing with everyone. It tells us about his awkward childhood, his first love, his passion for music and photography, and his ground breaking discovery. I’ll also provide plenty of examples of his work and some commentary as well. Get to know this artist...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Just Plain Love

286/365 “That’s all that matters. Love. Not only love making, but just plain love. Love for life…” This is followed by a long pause and a stare off into the distance. A quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson in the excellent documentary “Just Plain Love“…something for every type of artist…not just photographers. I’ll be displaying some of his work along...

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The Art of the Opening Sequence in Cinema

277/365 How’s everyone doing so far today? Is your brain exploding with lots of new info?? I’m trying to keep cinema in the mix because design plays a huge part in it, as well as many other forms of art. In this exciting entry we are going to analyze the opening sequence of several popular/awesome...

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