Art: the reality and the illusion

As someone that loves to draw but with artistic talent barely above stick-figure level, I love reading of the techniques of the past masters. Of special interest to me is how they traced their work.

Called “cartoons” by art historians (from the Italian word for a large sheet of paper) these sketches allowed them to create test versions that they could later imprint directly onto an artwork. We still have some Renaissance masters’ first drafts today.


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I am a writer of words, a thinker of thoughts, a changer of genders, and a queerer of life. I am an antagonist of the ordinary; and while I do tolerate it, I also look at it with contempt.

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