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Out of the Shadows

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We credit Leonardo da Vinci with introducing the theories of chiaroscuro and S’fumato to painting.  To clarify how chiaroscuro (light against dark) works let’s look at a detail from the dark in da... READ MORE

Whispering Columns of Light

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The ancient Roman architect, Vitruvius explained there were four orders of architecture, four types of columns in his opus De Architectura. His ideas still circulate in architecture today. But, his notion of capitals... READ MORE