Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Masaccio 1401-1429

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


  1. You did a really good job, especially having not used oils before! It's not an easy subject. Nice painting.

  2. I saw this one on the challenge, it's really good u have a great tecnhic :)

  3. You definitely need to do more oil! I cannot believe this is your first. It is so masterful and the colors are perfect!

  4. This is super! It is so difficult to paint skin tones and you have done it so well especially because you haven't painted in oils before. Bravo.

  5. Nice brief and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you as your information.

  6. A fitting tribute to a great master. I used to teach about Masaccio to my high school boys. This is very good Sylviane and I am glad you enjoyed the oils. sort of like panting with soft butter, right?:-)

  7. Thanks very much for your positive comments, all of you!


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