Master Copies:

Like Music Masters, virtually all the Art Masters from Leonardo/ Michelangelo/Raphael/Titian/ Rubens/Van Dyck and even forward to Sargent would make "Master Copies" of paintings or portions of paintings as a way to "learn from their Master predecessors".  At the time of his death, The Master, Van Dyck, had copied, among others, 17 Titians.  I love the wisdom within the tradition and feel a kindredship with the original Masters when emulating them.  This section offers some of the Master copies from which I have learned.

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"Thomas/ of Raphael's, St. Barbara from The Sistene Modonna"

 

Raphael was a friend and admirer of Leonardo.  He admired the grace with which Leonardo depicted his women subjects...particularly the Mona Lisa.  Raphael, in turn, incorporated grace, beauty and vulnerability.


12"x16" Oil on Canvas Board

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