Using the ground layer in a painting like Rembrandt, Munch and Nerdrum | The Cave of Apelles

This lecture focuses on the use of the ground layer, exemplified with paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Edvard Munch and Odd Nerdrum.

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

How Nerdrum is using the ground layer.

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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"