NONFINITO – The Art of Unfinished

This is a repost from a Anthony Howell Journey post from 2013 with pontifications by the editorial staff of The Society of Figurative Arts and Artists Nonfinito or the Art of Incompletion “Infinity, though of another kind, causes much of our pleasure in agreeable, as well as of our delight in sublime images. The spring is […]

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Renaissance Overview

David, Michelangelo

Renaissance The Renaissance was a fervent period of European cultural, artistic, political and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages. Generally described as taking place from the 14th century to the 17th century, the Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature and art. Some of the greatest thinkers, authors, statesmen, scientists and artists in human […]

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Training In The Renaissance Workshop

La Bottega del Pittore Giovanni Stradano Renaissance Workshop Art Studio

Training of the ‘Garzoni’ or apprentices in the Renaissance Masters workshop was far different then one imagines.  The length of the apprenticeship varied and the what they were apprenticing to be also differed.  Not everyone apprenticed to be and artist, many were trained to be ‘artisans’. The apprentices were expected to learn to draw and paint in […]

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