Portrait study after Sargent

Who doesn’t know the gorgeous portraits by John Singer Sargent? He was a famous American painter, born in Massachusetts in 1820 and died in London in 1925. He is generally considered one if the most famous portrait painters of XIX Century. His beautiful portraits speak for themselves. I’ve studied his painting technique and  many of …

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Portrait of Cassandra by Sara Calcagno

Portrait of Cassandra

I painted this portrait in 2017, after a painting workshop in Tuscany, that I organized with the wonderful American painter Michelle Dunaway We were in Val d’Orcia, exactly in the property in which some of the most beautiful scenes of the movie “The Gladiator” were filmed. Do you remember the movie the Gladiator by Ridley …

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After Rembrandt - Portrait of an Old Man - Sara Calcagno

Some thoughs about studying the Masters

Like most of us, I love Rembrandt  and his paintings.. In particular, I find his portraits particularly beautiful and intense and I totally love his technique! I like the thickness of his painting and the apparent  roughness of his style in some points. Rembrandt was certainly very modern for his times and I find his …

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