Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Illustration Friday 032808 : Homage II

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So, despite having paid homage to the distinctly modern Julian Opie in my last post, my artistic heroes are actually the Dutch/Flemish/German portrait painters of the 15th and 16th centuries: Memling, Holbein and, of course, Albrecht Durer. I painted this miniature in watercolors (leaning a bit too heavily towards the yellow) in 1984, after Durer's portrait of Oswald Krell. I was really pleased with the fur and the velvet at the time...

1 comment:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Instantly recognizeable to this "sort of" art history major. (I went to such a liberal school in the 60's that my "major" was Thought and culture in Southern Europe in the 17th century. HA! Durer, Cranach... all those early Dutch masters!