Wednesday, March 10, 2010
oil on Canson paper 7x10In
This young man could have been Tommaso Masaccio himself; he died at a young age, 27.
He is considered a Quattrocento painter of the early Renaissance
Despite his brief career,he had a profound influence on other artists. He was one of the first to use scientific perspective in his painting, employing techniques such as vanishing point in art for the first time. He also moved away from the Gothic style and elaborate ornamentation of artists like Gentile da Fabriano to a more natural mode that employed perspective for greater realism.
This is the fist time I have painted with oils, I used to paint with water-mixable oil, or acrylic,and it is not the same thing at all!I enjoyed so much playing with the colours !
I did this painting for the March challenge of Following the Masters