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Nature Reconquest Painting

Carlos Arriaga


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 51.2 W x 51.2 H x 1.6 D in

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Oil painting on black and white photographic grisaille on canvas. It has a lot of precision work because it is made very much as a hyperrealistic painting. It is also done in the manner of the brush painter because it has many layers of glazes of different transparent colors, layer upon layer. The Grisaille and Glazes Technique: Many masters of antiquity painted the oil paintings initially all in black and white as a grisaille and all the color where added with transparent veils or glazes, layer upon layer, of oil paint, achieving an interesting color vibration, letting the previous layers transparent and obtaining a volume effect and soft gradient. The Gioconda has been shown to have more than 30 layers, almost all glazes. After using this technique in many of my paintings, I thought of using a black-and-white photograph that would act as a grisaille and paint with oil on it. I finally unite my two passions, the interesting perfection of photography and the infinite chromatism of painting.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:51.2 W x 51.2 H x 1.6 D in

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I have studied at the Arts Student League in New York, as well as at several of the best academies in Madrid. Very urbanite, very much interested in Madrid. Also in New York and London. His field of artistic work was always been around the experimentation between painting and photography with very different techniques and subjects. Since 1995 he made great oil works on canvas, almost always reinterpreting his photographs. Photographer from a young age, he has worked for the best magazines and advertising agencies of national level and has made professional trips to more than 30 countries of the world. He also has been a director of photography of several documentaries and commercial films. He has worked in parallel with painting and photography until in 2015 he discovered the technique of oil painting on black and white photography, at last his two passions united in one. He currently lives and works in Torrelodones, Madrid, with his wife and four children.

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