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Within this category art lovers are able to find news, curiosities, information and general updates about the works of the past and contemporary most important leading figures of the world of Renaissance, hyper-realistic and portraiture painting.

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chuck-close-barack-obama

In our portrait course in Florence, we encourage students to look at the work of a variety of artists and techniques. Perhaps one of the most innovative – and most famous – of living portraitists is American artist Chuck Close.

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leonardo_ermine

You might say that Leonardo da Vinci embodied the essence of the “Renaissance Man”. Between his scientific research, his futuristic inventions and his masterful works of art, there was very little that Leonardo didn’t do – and do quite well. One of the areas in which he particularly excelled was portraiture, which is why we [...]

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chuck-close-kate-moss

Imagine you’re standing in front of your easel, about to start another work day as a portrait artist. You get your tools ready, adjust the lighting a bit, maybe don a painter’s smock. For any professional painter, it’s just business as usual. Except that today, your sitter might be anyone from singer Lou Reed to [...]

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Richard-Estes-Florence

Ever since the days of cavemen, humans have attempted to reproduce the world around them in painting. For millennia, their goal was to create a picture that communicated exactly what they saw.

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Roy-Nachum-blind

Sometimes inspiration comes to us in a surprising and completely unexpected way. Many of the students taking our painting courses in Florence find their inspiration in the city’s cobblestoned streets, in its open piazzas or in the gentle landscape surrounding Florence. More often, they seek inspiration in Florence’s many museums.