Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Giambatista Tiepolo

In my High School art class the instructor showed how Tiepolo, made simple value drawings as studies for his beautifully colored paintings. The values were considered first before the color. He kept the drawing simple by using one color for the middle value, one for the dark and the white of the paper for the lightest value, that's all he information needed to make a drawing. Although I am using more color I think of those drawings and try to limit my values so that the painting would read better.

These samples on the left are two Drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo, (there was actually a family of Tiepolos who were artists. The father, Giambatista trained two of his sons to assist him in painting frescoes and large canvases. Domenico Tiepolo became well known in his own right). The color is of course one of his paintings.

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