When the Horizon Encircles the Sky

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European conventions for both subject matter and composition were well in place by the 1500’s.  How to describe and  color, fabric, stone, armor,  water, trees, were conventionally defined but, were continually refined through the sensitive observations of artists like Mantegna, … Continued

Intimate Nature

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Intimacy implies proximity in relationships. A sense of private confidentiality thrives in intimate relationships. Building an intimate relationship with nature can begin by getting close to your subject.  In the 18th and 19th century landscape painters found intimacy with nature … Continued