Ep 13 — Sebastian Salvo on Composition, the Early Renaissance and the Necessity of Competition | The Cave of Apelles

What are the objective rules of figurative, narrative painting, and was originality a concern at all in the Renaissance? Sebastian Salvo re-appears on the show to talk about Masaccio, Michelangelo, and the early Renaissance masters, what Vasari wrote about them and the role of competition in Europe as the continent came out of the Middle Ages.

The thirty minute bonus material for this episode — which includes a segment of Salvo working in his studio, personal questions from Tuv and the Kitsch or Art questionnaire — is available to Ochre patrons and beyond.

The centerpiece for this conversation was the study for “The Wrong Path” by Sebastian Salvo.
The episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Nic Thurman and Javier Adams.

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"