• Wet Plate Pictorialism in the Modern World: ‘Maiden Pouring Milk'

    6 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    The Accademia del Disegno , which opened in 1563 Florence, Italy was the world's first academy of art. Prior to that time, to succeed with a career in the arts, a would-be artist either apprenticed in a respected Master's atelier or was self-educated.
    The underlying principle of a Renaissance painter or sculptor's education was to copy the works of his or her Master, as well as the work of historical Greek or Roman artisans. Through the replication of contemporary or classical works, the student was given the opportunity to explore established techniques and subject matter, while...
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