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Museum Notes

Early Titian at the Galleria Palatina in Florence

Transcript from notebook
"Titian's (possible early) work: It is impossible to read what was done exactly, but reading early, more finished work might be helpful in understanding later work.

"Along the boundaries of the arms, I see parallel strokes in relief, but this area also has much transparent glazing. The boundaries are not dark. They are warm (Venetian Red?) value 2-3. At the terminal edge, there is a vague step to dark which moves from parallel transparent brown to opaque brown. Inside the form, an imperceptible transition to a frothy or tamped texture nearly does not provide direction, but is worked into a wet glaze. This procedure seems to be repeated many times, effecting luminosity. The hair is very meticulously rendered, showing each strand (painful). Gloppy paint was applied for highlight on vase."

More Notes:
Michelangelo Sculpture

First Day in Rome,
or...Travel Is a Painful Ordeal


Leonardo da Vinci

Bouguereau at the Haggin

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