Recognizing and Understanding the light, shadows, features and expressiveness of a face

After discovering and satisfying the necessary steps of the program, revealing and assimilating the necessary art bases such as the secrets of drawing, painting and the depiction of the nude, the student will possess the best tools and techniques to undertake the course in portraiture. The course will help him to maximize his sensitivity in grasping all the details necessary to create works of great impact.

Capturing and instilling the True Essence of the subject on canvas

Constant study and continuous exercise will enable the student to recognize and exalt the features of a face, capture lights and shadows and convey expressiveness. At the end of this path and to his great satisfaction, the student will be able to convey the true essence of the subject onto the canvas, achieving a perfect anatomical and perceptive rendering.

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Overview and Philosophy

...from a dark and materialistic period, the Accademia d'Arte dell'Arcimboldo purposes to concretely reawaken the student's innate talent, shaping it and leading him to the utmost degree of artistic perfection.

Art in the Renaissance

The period that unfolded in Florence from the second half of the XIV century until the XVI century, marking a veritable rebirth from a dark and materialistic past. This "rebirth" enjoyed an extraordinary diffusion and continuity. Not

From Classicism to Hyperrealism

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La Bottega dell’Arcimboldo

Florence Art Academy

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