• Antonio Mancini's Graticola

    8 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Antonio Mancini (1852-1930), whom Sargent called “the best living painter,” used a unique grid system for sight-size painting.
    Mancini's system has been called the "graticola" or the "raster." It involved a network of strings stretched across a frame between the artist and the model, and a corresponding set of strings, exactly the same size, stretched directly on top of the painting itself.
    The system was adapted from processes described by old masters such as Dürer and Leonardo .
    By looking through the grid of strings, and then painting what he saw in each of the spaces between the...
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