Guy Denning: Renaissance Artist

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Guy Denning belongs to a generation of artists remembering the best period in the history of art. In His paintings you can see the longing for a return to the sensitivity and perfection of great Renaissance artists. Guy Denning portrays man in all its beauty and ugliness, often calling up associations of an inferno and suffering but bringing true humanity and mastery to every single line of his artwork. This is a vivid drama of exsistence. Structurally his work is very dynamic showing a concern for strong draughtsmanship with a spontaneous application of colour. He does not work to set motifs, but makes paintings and drawings from observation and photographic reference.
Denning uses not only powerful brush strokes to express his emotions deeply
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However, some of his work of social and political commentary has been used on worldwide building structures, walls and streets. He addresses modern day activities within the news and throughout the world in an articulate yet controversial manner, ranging from issues such as the government, to social class, capitalism, war and poverty.
Banksy’s work is greatly appreciated and admired by the youth of this generation, mainly due to the message which he spreads through the specific art form, which was only regarded as true in certain margins of society. Banksy is not merely considered an artist, but a philosopher and spoke person for political activities such as: capitalism, war, religion, totalitarianism and fascism; bringing the youth on broad with explicit artistic statements. Banksy has developed a large group of followers by inspiring direct statements towards youth and his constant dodging of authority, he is adored and idolised by
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Most often, his works used blues, browns and greens in accordance to the earth itself. He also incorporated neutral grays, typically for underpainting. Leonardo incorporated glazes using the da Vinci painting technique of sfumato. Meaning “like smoke,” smufato consists of applying dark glazes in place of blunt colors to add a depth that could not be achieved otherwise. Leonardo da Vinci is quoted wiexplained how he created compound colors by painting a transparent colour over th saying that “when a transparent color lies over another color differing from it. This technique created what he described as a , a compound color that is composed of, but which differs from, each of the simple colors.”One of his most well-known paintings, the Mona Lisa, displays some of the techniques used by da Vinci in its grandeur. For instance, the use of sfumato gave the painting an illusion of somberness and mystery, while his choice of color palette reflects why her lips and eyes are so pale.In The Last Supper, da Vinci used tempera over an underpainting made from ground pigments called gesso, which caused the painting to become almost unrecognizable 100 years later. He also painted directly on the stone wall surface rather than painting on wet plaster, as was the norm, which means it is not a true fresco

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