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Rebeccak
11-08-2006, 01:39 PM
Thanks to Jeremy Birn for this interesting link about the Impressionists' use of photographic reference for their paintings:

http://fogonazos.blogspot.com/2006/11/famous-painters-copied-photopraphs_06.html

Intervain
11-08-2006, 04:49 PM
this is awesome! nice to see their process ... I remember also liking the preraphaelite photos used to paint their masterpieces, can't remember where it was though... good reference is key heh?! Those guys knew it! I love the Degas photos as much as the painting itself, if not more [I'm not much of an impressionism fan ;)] Thanks for the link guys!

Rebeccak
11-10-2006, 07:34 PM
I've seen the Degas reference photo before, and I agree, I love the softened / impressionistic look of the photo nearly as much as the painting. :) One thing too is that the Impressionists were really inspired by the flat picture space of Japanese prints, which lends itself well to the use of photography as reference.

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