Art Book and Self Portrait 6

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UploadedFebruary 23, 2019
TakenFebruary 23, 2019
Exposure1/30 sec at f/3.2
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length6.2 mm
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I attempted to show this earlier with our dog Tippi sitting by my side who jumped on the couch a split sec. before the self timer went off on the camera.. ..However the reproduction paintings in the art book didn't show up as clearly then as it does here and got some glare on one of the pictures.... I found a different way of presenting it late last night where both of the art pages are showing up clearly...It was not easy to get myself in that position in 10 seconds before the self timer went off from the camera on tripod and did several versions of this before I got it right. Normally I don't like profile self timers of myself but this one is more natural. I wanted it to look like I was studying the 17th century art besides having the art work show up clearly to see but not as easy as it looks:-)

I bought the used book at a library book sale awhile back entitled "The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer" which was about 17th century artists that I enjoy mostly because the paintings of that era looked very much like photographs with incredible detail, shadow and light.. The left page here ts entitled "Saskia as Flora." which was supposed to be of Rembrandt's wife that he painted in 1634... The portrait on the right page was also of Rembrandt's wife entitled "A Young Woman in Fancy dress" about 1635..

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (23 Feb 2019):

    Life imitating art! Great period to study dramatic lighting. Clever!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (23 Feb 2019):

    Thank you James....I love that the 17th century of art was realistic of the subjects that they painted before the first partially successful photograph of a camera image was made in approximately 1816 by Nicéphore Niépce...

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (23 Feb 2019):

    Another excellent capture in this series, great lighting, tones and detail! Love the ambience! Have your heard of the Pre-Raphaelites who sought a return to the style of art you're featuring here? They were certainly on to something :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (23 Feb 2019):

    Thank you Heather for mentioning the Pre-Raphaelites....I heard of them but need to study up more on their works of art. Another master artist I greatly admire was Jean Francois Millet a French painter [1814–1875] who painted the reality of every day life. I love the Gleaners and the Angeles especially.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (23 Feb 2019):

    a great scene!

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