As a muralist I often look at the work of the master artists who came before me, for technical advice as well as inspiration. Some are known for their wonderful figurative murals or portraits, others for brilliant trompe l’oeil. To whom do you look for the best clouds?
|Giambattisa Tiepolo: oil sketch for Perseus and Andromeda (1730) The Frick Collection, New York|
Join me here on a tour of some of my favorite clouds murals.
|Andrea Mantegna “Camera degli Sposi” fresco 1465-1474 (ceiling detail) Palazzo Ducale, Mantua. image: Wikipedia|
|Ceiling of the Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza 1585 (detail). image: Lynne Rutter|
|Andrea Pozzo “Apotheosis of Sant’Ignazio” fresco 1688-90 (detail), Sant' Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio, Rome. image: Lynne Rutter|
|Daniel Gran "Allegory of War and Law" fresco 1730 Prunksaal, Vienna. image: Wikipedia|
|Kremserschmidt, chapel ceiling in Gruber Palace, oil on canvas 1780 Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Giovanni Battista Tiepolo “Apollo and Diana” fresco 1757 (detail) Villa Valmarana, Vicenza. image: Wikipedia|
|Giovanni Battista Tiepolo "The Triumph of Virtue and Nobility Over Ignorance" 1740 Oil on canvas, painted for the Palazzo Manin, Venice. image: Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA|
|Dome ceiling fresco, 1749 Schloss Charlottenburg , Berlin. image: Lynne Rutter|
|Clouds over Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierra range of California, one hour before sunset. image: Lynne Rutter|
|Lynne Rutter "Cloupscape" acrylic on plaster 18' diameter, Private Residence, CA|
Visit the Gallery for more cloud ceiling murals painted by Lynne Rutter
di sotto in sù is in the Glossary
Lynne will be teaching her cloud painting techniques in a special one-day workshop July 28, 2012 at the IDAL Convention in Reno, Nevada~~ ask for class # S203