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Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) - "A Beauty with Lilacs" - 22" x 15.75" - Oil

Advice for creating and critiquing paintings - Part 5

The purpose of this blog, and others to follow, is to share with you some helpful guidelines, offered by Mr. Van Dyke that will help us critique our own work and the work of others. [...]

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Antonio da Correggio (1489-1534) - "Virgin and Child with an Angel" - 30" x 22.36" Oil

Advice for creating and critiquing paintings - Part 4

The purpose of this blog, and others to follow, is to share with you some helpful guidelines, offered by Mr. Van Dyke that will help us critique our own work and the work of others. [...]

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Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) - "The Augustan Bridge at Narni"

Advice for Creating and Critiquing Paintings - Part 3

"Tone requires the accord of all the notes of the color gamut with some leading color, precisely as in music, all the notes are pitched in a common key to which they pay allegiance." [...]

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"The Fisherman"- Oil by Constant Troyon (1810-1865)

Advice for Creating and Critiquing Paintings - Part 2

"There is only one true way to acquire an art-knowledge of harmony, and that is to study the works of the great colorists with a determination to understand and appreciate them. This will educate the eye and teach you to note many beauties you do not see at first glance." [...]

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William Adolphe Bouguereau - "Le Crabe" - 31.89" x 25.79" - Oil (1869)

Advice for Creating and Critiquing Paintings - Part 1

John C. Van Dyke goes on to say that the artist should be technically skilled in order to command one's attention to his ideas. Therefore, a critical examination begins with the foundation of painting...DRAWING. [...]

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Meadow With Two Large Trees by Corot (1865-70)

Who Was Your Greatest Art Influence?

I've often wondered, "Why, Corot?" With a total lack of interest in and ignorance of all things related to the history of art, I've often wondered why I was so captivated by this one artist of all those studied. [...]

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