Abstracting With Nature

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In printmaking studios we find artists layering their works through different states. Each new layer can be referred as the next “drop”. This process drops a sequence of layers over the previous image.  The imagery conflates. Spacial effects deepen. The … Continued

City Perspectives

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Ancient Roman artists painted cities with a three dimensional feeling of space. The allure of layered cities with geometric volume has captivated artists for thousands of years. In the Renaissance Giotto tried building convincing city spaces but, without a firm … Continued

Bruegel’s Zig Zag

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The Renaissance art historian Bernard Berenson claimed that  Lorenzo Lotto’s “St. Nicholas in his Glory” contained his favorite Renaissance landscape (example 1). It occupies only about a quarter of the painting. I found it where Berenson remembers it, in a … Continued