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Oil Art Class: Caravaggio's Fruit. I rushed to the Getty this weekend to catch the installation of the 3 Caravaggio masterpieces loaned to the Getty by the Galleria Borghese, in Rome. It didn't disappoint me. This week I'll bring images onf one of the pieces, Boy with a Basket of Fruit, and we'll do a study of just the fruit.
We're in the planning stages of the next outdoor painting event and our next painting retreat. More details soon.
Without a doubt, the 3 Caravaggios at the Getty are the most important artistic thing happening in our city right now, imo. And unlike the Broad, you won't see crowds or lines. The Caravaggio room is small and inconspicuous. You feel you have the paintings all by yourself. I have never seen these three paintings live. There is so much more than eye can meet.
Really interesting study published a while ago about how people who take pictures of things in art museums end up having less memories of the things they've taken pictures of than the ones they simply observed. Proof we're killing our natural observational skills.
In that sense, below is a video I really liked of an animation by artist Steve Cutts that describes very graphically what happens when digital technology takes over our humanity.