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Monthly Archive July, 2008

The Arnolfini Marriage after Jan van Eyck

July 27, 2008

The Arnolfini portrait is one of the most exquisite works of art that I have ever encountered.  The level of detail in the piece, from the chandelier with its single burning candle, to the circular mirror in the centre of the portrait that reflects not only the subjects backs, but also Van Eyck himself painting [...]

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The Holy Theodor after Vincenzo Foppa

July 26, 2008

It’s interesting to discover the different threads of influence while exploring the history behind the works that I remix.  Having never studied art history, the connection will often be visually obvious once it has been made clear.  Foppa was an elder contemporary of Da Vinci, and was likely influenced by Mantegna, who I remixed in [...]

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Mary Magdalene after Bacciacca

July 25, 2008

Mary Magdelene was another common subject of 15th century painters, though I’ve most often found her painted praying at the feet of a crucified Jesus. I’ve already presented her in that light but I’m happy to share this remix of Francesco Bacciacca’s portrait because I know many people who connect with her energy in [...]

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Orphan at the Cemetery after Ferdinand Delacroix

July 23, 2008

Delacroix was best known for his political work. His most influential work came in 1830 with the painting Liberty Leading the People. It is an unforgettable image of Parisians, having taken up arms, marching forward under the banner of the tricolour representing liberty and freedom; Delacroix was inspired by contemporary events to invoke [...]

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Portrait of Marie-louise de Tassis after Anthony Van Dyck

July 22, 2008

My second Van Dyck piece went in a very different direction after painting a new flowformed piece in a style different from my usual. The new hairstyle is my favourite aspect of this piece, transforming the subject into a wild anime punk. I love the Victorian costumes and details of Van Dyck pieces. [...]

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Portrait of Napoleon after Andrea Appiani

July 19, 2008

This portrait of Napoleon really reflects the opulence of the time; the costumery of the period is stunning, and I had to work hard to make sure that the details weren’t lost as I remixed. Royal blue and yellow seemed most appropriate for the subject, and I’m relatively happy with how the piece turned [...]

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