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.

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/15/8774475/renaissance-art-tracing-cartoons

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Marisa

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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