Rembrandt’s Earths

“Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.” Rembrandt. Old Master Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669), during the Dutch Golden Age was a genius of “Chiaroscuro” (a technique developed during Renaissance, with high contrast between the light and dark areas on a painting to create depth), and used a very limited but stable palette, mostly based on earth […]

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Turner’s Light

“Light is therefore colour.” J. M. W. Turner. Born in London in 1775, Turner is considered the painter of light and the forerunner of abstract art with his atmospheric landscapes. He used oil ever more transparently, avoiding details and fading colours so his paintings looked unfinished, especially in the last period of his career. He […]

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Imperial Purple

Tyrian Purple is the most expensive, prestigious and royal pigment of antiquity. It’s a marvelous Purple Red colour, made from a marine shellfish since 1200 a.c. found on the shores of Tyre, a Phoenician city (currently in Lebanon, it’s a protected site from Unesco), and to make this colour was necessary a huge amount of […]

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Primordial Blue Green

“What is blue? Blue is the invisible that turns visible.” Yves Klein. As a Nature lover I have always considered Blue and Green two colours related, not only due the fact they are analogous-adjacent in the colour wheel, but because Blue is the Cosmos and Green is the Nature. Blue is the symbolic colour of […]

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Welcome!

Good morning and welcome to my world of colours, pigments, mediums, old masters, and experiments like an antique alchemist. Palettes, colour charts, old books and nature are my favorite arguments. Having a classic background, I love experimenting with colours, especially using old masters colours and some made by modern industry. These preliminary studies are very […]

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