session 2 –
June 17, 2024 – June 28, 2024
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.
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!
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