MASTERCLASS: The importance of flat forms in painting | The Cave of Apelles

This lecture focuses on the importance of flat forms, exemplified by comparisons of paintings such as Jan Victor’s and Rembrandt’s Jacob’s Blessing, but also Edvard Munch’s portrait of Karl Jensen Hjell and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte.

MASTERCLASS is a new series of lectures on painting technique by the Cave of Apelles’ host Jan-Ove Tuv.

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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"