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Modern Baroque 

Portrait Painting

session 3 –

July 4, 2022 – July 17, 2022

 

In this class we will focus on how dramatic lighting makes for an interesting portrait, as shown in numerous works by Baroque master painters like Caravaggio and Ribera. One of the principal developments in Baroque painting was to pay more attention to naturalistic light effects and work from direct observation, and these painters used these effects to create new levels of realism and illusion of 3d form in their work.

Hollis Dunlap

Hollis Dunlap

Instructor

We will study the model under high contrast lighting and pay attention to the way the light and shadow shapes reveal form and color, and experiment with the opportunities that dramatic lighting can give for dynamic paint application. Throughout the 2 weeks we will observe numerous works of master painters in Rome, both as an homage to the incredible works of the past, as well as inspiration for our own work from the model. Join us to paint the portrait in Rome!

FAQ

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about this workshop. If you have a question that isn’t addressed in the workshop description or these faqs, use the “Ask a Question”  button and we will be happy to get you the information!

 

WHAT IS THE REQUIRED SKILL LEVEL FOR THIS WORKSHOP?
All levels are welcome. Some basic life drawing experience is helpful.
IS IT LEGAL TO FLY WITH OIL PAINTS?
It is legal to fly with oil paints in your checked baggage. Solvent, on the other hand, is not. We will provide all necessary solvents and mediums.
HOW MANY HOURS DO WE SPEND EACH DAY IN THE STUDIO?
We will be in the studio approximately 5-6 hours. In addition to the time in the studio we will be going to look at some of the amazing art around Rome together.