Newberry Posted April 23, 2008 Share Posted April 23, 2008 QUOTE(Newberry @ Apr 22 2008, 12:39 PM) *"A life-long theme of mine is to learn from the past and innovate into the future, and I hope I communicate that in my art column."I've always been a little confused about your recurring use of the work "innovate" in regard to your art. Would you mind giving some examples of art techniques or concepts which you've actually introduced as something new? Here's the problem: Any time that I've seen you write about your innovations, you seem to be referring to techniques or concepts that you've used or have begun experimenting with, but, from what I've seen, they're always things that have been used by artists for centuries. Have I been misunderstanding you and what you think are your innovations?JSure, I will give you one example. In this Rubens he achieved a good degree of realism by his use of detail and tone. But the painting has very little use of color. It is essentially a monochromatic painting.In this Matisse, he forgoes realism, but isolates color groups to identify the core shadows, reflected, and refracted light. Monet does likewise. Here you can see that Monet makes the shadows and lights of the field opposite color groups. In the light are ocher, yellow, orange, and green, then the opposite, complimentary colors of rust, purple, blue, turquoise in the shadows.Both Monet and Matisse, you might say, found it necessary to do without realism so that they could easier explore color combinations. In Pursuit I integrated the realism of the old masters with extreme color contrast of the Impressionists. That combination then becomes an innovation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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