Friday, 24 October 2014

On the screen, on the flesh

Recently did a quick trip to Liverpool to visit their museums, if you ever go, i highly recommend Lady Lever Art Gallery and Walker Art Gallery.

 So much of my "art education" was done while looking at the screen of a computer and prints. Studying composition, values, colors etc... But if there is something that a screen(digital) or any other reproduction does not give is, a sense of scale, and to a certain extent, humanity. The brush marks, the impasto, the effect of the light over the glazing, all of it, results and making of the artist.
 (Re)Discovering pictures that i love and study in flesh is a very different, most of the times better, experience.

1 comment:

  1. I really think you have done a good job with the photos that show both your sketches and the original painting. It is good to see how an artist can learn from past artists in this way. Very nice sketches.