I am going to do a series of eye opening lessons for the artist who never looks up.
From time to time I will show how I see the art of today and the masters of years gone by. Take this article from the web or buy it. Contact me at web at firstname.lastname@example.org, let me know and I will show you more eye openers, some things we lost over the centuries. Every painting speaks in it's own language (brush strokes, color and technique.) If you look at the old masters they lived a pretty sanitary life. Then things started to change with the progress and expansion of the population. People were writing there own laws and rules to suit their needs. Icons and statues started to become the first form of advertising. Paintings began to tell the masses how to worship and pray. Because of illiteracy the priest told the artist what message he needed to tell pictorially. One off the best example is the "File:Grunewald Isenheim2." Confusion became the norm, abstract was excepted. Nobody wanted to make a true statement. As an example, artists in our time zone like Van Gogh and Norman Rockwell made true statements. Jackson Pollock spoke in a abstract language. If you think about it the only ones who understood it were the art critics. As once told to me by a visiting master at the Philadelphia Museum in the 50s "the critics can make you or break you". translating paintings 40 page notebook $20