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March 12th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Was just browsing around google, and came across this image from Rembrandt I'd never seen before. Thought I'd share it because the composition is just incredible. I love the way the viewer is led down to the bottom of the image. Maybe if anyone else has a classical painting they could post them here for us to drool over, and be inspired by.
The Baptism of the Eunuch
oil on panel
63.5 x 48 cm.
March 12th, 2007, 05:14 PM
cant see the image JF.. stop torturing me an repost it please :bashful: - JAG
March 12th, 2007, 07:21 PM
I've been looking at this Gerome for quite a while today.
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March 12th, 2007, 07:36 PM
Jag: that's strange, well here's a direct link. (http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/complete_catalogue/storia/eunuch.htm)
Great piece Flake. I see a similarity in composition to the Rembrandt.
March 12th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Yeah, the composition is why I posted it, I'd seen it referred to in a few threads on composition over on Cennini but today is the first time that I've really looked at the thing in a purely compositional sense.
Blew my mind for an hour or two.
March 12th, 2007, 09:37 PM
its all so clear to me now.. thanks JF ;) - JAG
March 13th, 2007, 10:32 PM
I'd be really disappointed if there were only 3 people interested in this subject in all of CA - picture making, composition, The Big Picture..?
This is the bit that makes my brain hurt, show us cool stuff.
March 13th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Gerome is awesome... busy now, but I have wanted to start up a thread about Analyzing the masters since I read "Masterclass in Figure Drawing" by Rob Hale.
I love picking apart these pieces for their color, poses, clothes, lighting, technique, composition.. why things work so well. I will perhaps write up some essays if people post some nice things (such as the 2 posted already!)
March 13th, 2007, 11:40 PM
Here's another one by one of my personal favorites, David (http://vr.theatre.ntu.edu.tw/fineart/painter-wt/david/david-04x.jpg). This ones pretty well know though, but I love the symbolism of the the number 3 and the composition.
March 13th, 2007, 11:45 PM
Forbidden here man, check yo' ;inks.
March 13th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Strange, works on mine. Oh well, I found another one. See if it works.
March 14th, 2007, 12:58 AM
Lee Sandstead (http://www.sandstead.com) has great, high resolution and true color photos from lots of museums on his site, including this one:
And here's a better image of the first one for ya', from rembrandtpaintings.net (http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/index.htm):
March 14th, 2007, 09:54 AM
just discussing this on irc
resides at the Cloisters in NYC
March 14th, 2007, 11:56 AM
Haha...right here in Malaysia I think the oldest paintings are from the early 20th era...or either cave men drawings in Batu Caves.
March 14th, 2007, 01:17 PM
That's a brilliant site Elwell, thanks for the link.
Here's a rather nifty collection of detail shots of paintings by Dutch and Flemish Old Masters.
Edit: Sweet Rubens.
March 14th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Great link Elwell. I wonder if museums ever give him a hassle if there's a painting you're not allowed to photograph, or if they make an exception for him?
Chaos:I love those old super-detailed paintings with wacky perspective. Great piece!
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