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03-29-2001, 02:23 PM
There's new painting project we have to do for school and my idea is to take a face and paint it to make it look like it's been done in the Renaissance time.
Anyone have any suggestions or URL's I can check out to prepare for my painting project??
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03-29-2001, 02:41 PM
I think this would be better in Art History. This forum is for critiques only. You might also want to try posting in oil painting also.
03-29-2001, 08:22 PM
The Renaissance covers a lot of ground... stylistically, chronologically, and geographically. I can probably help you out with this if you could narrow it down for me a bit.
For instance, the Florentine Renaissance was fueled largely by fresco and egg tempera paintings - both of which have their own distinctive look. Either could be faked in oil, but not truly reproduced. (I have worked out a way to make oil paintings and acrylic paintings resemble egg tempera, but this is really only a superficial resemblance. You probably could not tell the difference in a reproduction, but if you had the painting in your hand you would know that it was not egg tempera.)
The Venetian Renaissance paintings were principally oil paintings, and resemble the Florentine in subject matter and have stylistic similarities, but the entire approach was different, and one would probably not mistake one for the other.
Renaissance paintings from the Netherlands are also oil paintings, but they are entirely different than the paintings produced in Italy. German Renaissance works are also mostly oil, but again have a different feel from other Renaissance works.
I am most familiar with Florentine work, but I do know the basic approach of other Renaissance styles. Perhaps if you could tell me more about what you are trying to do - perhaps name a couple of artists - I could give you some pointers that would allow you to at least superficially recreate the appropriate look.
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