Time-lapse of a Classical Glazing Oil Painting Technique
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In this time-lapse video we see the painting process of an oil painting, depicting a mythology theme, painted in a realistic manner, titled “Diana & the Nymph”, 123 x 150 cm, by the artist Nicolas Szuhodovszky.
Diana, the goddess of the moon and hunting, and her nymph companion are taking a bath near the water.
Diana is often represented as wearing the crescent moon as a diadem on her head.
Instead of a diadem, a shadow is forming a lighted crescent shape on her face.
It is an indirect painting method consisting of multiple stages, consisting of glazes, scumbles and opaque paint layers.
This was a common practice among painters from the 15th on to the19th century. It has also been called the Brown School method of painting.
Used by such renowned artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano Vecellio (Titian), Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacques-Louis David, John Constable, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, just to name a few.