Classical Study Three, After Church
40" x 30"
Oil on Canvas, 2016
Cotopaxi was painted by Frederic Church in1862. A masterpiece of representational realism and the study of nature is now the subject of a basic question: can nature coexist with industrialism? A question only a classical statue can answer.
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"It took me a considerable amount of effort to realize that the rules of art don't always comply with the rules of science. I had to decide which set of rules would supersede the other."
Once he understood both sets of rules, he could then move forward in his own style with no limits and without hesitation.