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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