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Friday, November 12, 2010

Art High in The Sistine Chapel, study Michelangelo, figurative painting, woman, women artists, the figure, contemporary figurative artists

Art High in the Sisine Chapel, 30" X 24", oil on canvas
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Yes, this is about being intoxicated by an up close view of Michelangelo's exquisite fresco. An art history enthusiast has climbed precariously high on her ladder to check out a Renaissance guy and his family at home in a lunette on the Sistine ceiling.  ~  I started this painting last year but could not complete it. The scene was painted but I could not get the girl to come to life. A few weeks ago, I began again. I painted her bigger and curvier to balance the intricacies of the fresco figures. I love the colors here - of the reds against the grays. And it was a true treat to learn from the Master by copying his fresco.

5 comments:

  1. Great painting, Marie! I love the concept...

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  2. This is a truly intoxicating painting Marie. Wow...I can't believe you have been so patient waiting for this to come out of you! I am so excited I check nearly everyday for a new painting! You are wonderful!

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  3. Of course, you would love Michangelo, a sculptor who was a painter. Your wonderfully sculpted women have so many things in common with his strong and solid figures.
    Wonderful painting.

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  4. Nice gal with great hips. Nice blog. Have you abandoned your site? You might enjoy my figurative artists directory http://www.figurativeartist.org/. Lots of other inspiring artists and craftsmen who share your love of the human form. Happy New Year!

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  5. Hi Marie, I love this painting. It is very similar in subject to my "Basilica" paintings... I have a naked woman standing in front of statue of Pope Gregory at the Sistine Chapel. Inappropriately dressed women! And the chance to paint a master's work and make it your own. Wonderful stuff.

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Thanks for commenting on my art! Marie

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