Artists/Painters to look at?
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:02 PM
Could anyone offer good suggestions of painters, classical or modern, whose work would be good to view/study/recreate. I've seen a good bit of Carravaggio and Vermeer. Any other good ones I should check on?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:28 PM
I admire the looks many cinematographers have created while applying that "painterly" look to their work. But I often don't find it that interesting, to my taste anyway (Barry Lyndon excepted).
I would like to suggest you look at everything. Why limit yourself to figurative painting? Look at sculpture, nonfigurative/abstract painting and drawing, 3 dimensional work. Conceptual work from the 60's onward, sound, music, architecture.
Suck it all in. Use it all. Please, be an artist.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:36 PM
But the more abstract painters can still inspire in their use of color, shape, energy, etc.
I like the work of the Post Impressionists a lot. Take a look at the 1950's version of "Moulin Rouge", directed by John Huston and shot by Ozzie Morris in 3-strip Technicolor and then look at the Tolouse-Latrec paintings that inspired the look.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:47 PM
I really appreciate the skin tones Peter Paul Rubens achieved and the use of shadow areas by Rembrandt which reminds me of G. Willis' work.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:56 PM
Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:32 PM
But sometimes you find yourself returning to the same well, like Hopper or Munch or Sargent or Vermeer, etc.
I've been collecting art books on color photos using outdated processes, particular Autochromes.