Thursday, January 10, 2013

A study from Caravaggio

On Sunday I got to go to LACMA with my friend, and we went to go see the Stanley Kubrick exhibit and the Caravaggio exhibit.  The Kubrick exhibit was GIGANTIC - there was so many things to look at, it was incredible.  As for the Caravaggio exhibit, it was an equally large gallery - but unfortunately, they only had 5 of his pieces.  It was still an impressive collection and display however, and I'm very glad that I went.

This sketch was done after his painting "St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness".  It was very beautiful to look at in person - with such dramatic lighting that I had to draw it to help myself remember how he used the shadows.  I didn't quite finish the sketch, but it did the job for me at least.  (For my own sake).

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