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From Idea to Image: Pictorial Composition with Sean Forester

Composition is the visual language that allows an artist to communicate with subtlety or strength, with emotional intensity or clarity and calm.   Whatever your skill level, now is the time to explore the fascinating and important subject of composition. In this four-day intensive workshop students will study the principles of line, value, and color, […]

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Discs of confusion

Professional debunkers, Penn and Teller, have produced a documentary that appears to be an attempt to cash in on “revelations” about Vermeer which have been common assumptions about the painter for at least half a century. NPR reported that there were gasps from the audience when the film was premiered at the Toronto International Film […]

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Inspirations

I just got back from a visit to San Francisco where I went to the De Young museum to see the  Girl with a Pearl Earring show, along with Etching from Rembrandt and his contemporaries.  I found it very inspiring, especially all the etchings, they are so intricate and invite you to spend several minutes […]

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