February 18, 2016.

Painting With The Girls 49

February 18, 2016.

Day 49 (317 day to go).

Flowers and Rocks

Postcard watercolor, 5X7 Matted

My work today is a watercolor-gouache inspired by Émile Gilliéron’s work in archeological excavations in Tiryns. He gained a reputation for being widely recognized as the best archeological illustrator.

I used art-masking fluid to start with, to allow for the white paper in this painting. 


Baroque (c. 1475-1575)

The first 150 years of Renaissance are all about the “rebirth” of Greek and Roman cultures. The Mannerism movement allowed the individuality of each artist to influence their own work. The Baroque period featured exaggeration of motion, dramatic tension, excitement and detail in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, dance, theater and music. In architecture, the period is exemplified by the palace of Versailles and by the work of Bernini in Italy. Major composers include Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel; Caravaggio and Rubens are important baroque artists.

Baroque overlaps with Mannerism and Rococo, making it impossible to set clear definitions and delimitations for this period.

Nancy Frazier, writes in Art History, “In a reaction to the affectation, artificiality, and apparent emotional detachment of Mannerism, art of the Baroque era reported both the more natural look of the world and a sense of personal engagement. There is, however, wide variety of Baroque, art from the stillness and restraint of Vermeer at one end of the spectrum to the intensity of Caravaggio and the action-packed drama of Rubens on the other.”