Walk with the masters of light and perspective to brighten up your own point of view on representational art. Inside this illustrative issue of American Artist you’ll discover fascinating insights on how both historical and contemporary practitioners utilize techniques that render their subjects uniquely real or especially lyrical.
You’ll also get the opportunity to…
- Walk through a recent exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that highlights the ways the Old Masters utilized portrait painting for both social and religious expression. From Donatello to Bellini, you’ll explore how, centuries later, portrait artists are still able to reach out and inspire their viewers.
- Get inside the mind of Gregory Mortenson as he gives painting tips and explains how classical techniques apply to contemporary realism in his final installment of his portrait-painting demonstration. Explore the color theory behind Mortenson’s palette and begin to understand his painting techniques in this in-depth demonstration.
- Travel with Patrick Connors and his students to Rome, where he leads a drawing and painting tour. Satisfy your travel envy through his impeccable landscape paintings; find instruction on how to “paint as the Romans paint”; and get up to date on future travel programs through the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
- Flirt with the line between abstract and realist elements s as you consider Mark Innerst’s cityscapes. His sublime paintings of urban landscapes and coastal regions will leave you in awe of how he perfectly balances realism and abstraction.
- Take a step back in history with an artist who was ahead of his time. Édouard Vuillard, a French painter and printmaker, both anticipated and surpassed Modernism and will inspire you to look at the movement in a different light.
Don’t miss your opportunity to enrich your artistic palette! Explore your artistic range with November’s American Artist.