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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Zurbaran Copy

Zurbaran Copy
6x6in oil on canvas board  $85.

Detail: Still life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose. 1633

Francisco de Zubaran (Spanish) has a couple of amazing still life paintings and this detail is part of one of them. There is no way I could duplicate the perfection of his work. This painting is in the Norton Simon Museum, CA. and I stood in awe looking at the skin textures on these lemons, the oranges and oh..that rose is perfection.
I have also loved Zubaran's  painting of fabric since I first saw his work and on the wall in my studio I have a copy of his  Saint_Serapion_1628.
I have never seen this masterpiece in anything but reproductions but it helped me understand how deep a value, white can go and how the weight of fabric follows form.

Zubaran was the appointed painter to Phillip lV; who reportedly said, "Painter to the king, king of painters."

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