Studio 365: Day 165

Day 165 iii

Mosaic and Fountain Study, Ostia Antica, Rome

Ostia Antica

Journal 21.VII.1999

Caravaggio

The magnificent Caravaggio described in the journal, courtesy of the Web Museum

4 comments

  1. Hi Andrew, you created a very subtle and sombre subject! And this painting with its very sombre palette choice created a curiosity in me. you usually use more vibrant and lively colours…so I did some research on Ostia Antica. With all the decay, pillaging, looting and pirating going on in that small town – it certainly could explain the sobriety of colours!

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    1. Thanks Debi. Yes, the mosaics and stones are all faded by centuries of sun, wind and water so the colours are muted and less vibrant; hence the palette. Also, always good to vary technique I think, don’t you?

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      1. excellent Change Up!! new, different avenues and ideas keep us energized and creating. I thought you tied in the tone, palette, design perfectly to match the subject’s essence 🙂

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