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tfw no Renaissance Blanchitsu

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:34 pm
by AranaszarSzuur
Image
On the left a version by Leonardo's apprentice with colours preserved.

Wait what?

Apparently the Blanchitsu effect on many old paintings isn't a result of painter's style but of ageing varnish.

Re: tfw no Renaissance Blanchitsu

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:15 am
by Fimm McCool
Absolutely correct. :)

Re: tfw no Renaissance Blanchitsu

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:32 am
by Zhu Bajie
If anything, the faux-antiquity of the look of is part and parcel of the romantic gaze.

Ever notice how in period films everything is old and faded, rather than fresh and new as it would have been?

Re: tfw no Renaissance Blanchitsu

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:44 pm
by ramshackle_curtis
I say dirt, you say patina!
Dirt!
Patina!
Dirt!
Patina!