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Jon Brogie  Drop out of life with brush in hand.

Belvedere Torso studies
#graphite #chalk #drawing #study #hellenistic #art

Copying Hendrick van Somer at Palazzo Barberini
#painting #oldmasters #art

Study of Canova's Hercules and Lychas. #graphite #chalk #drawing #art #neoclassicism

Morning at Palazzo Pitti, afternoon drawing Michelangelo's David, evening eating vegan pizza and gelato right next to the Duomo. #notbad #drawing #art #firenze

Drawing Bernini's David at Galleria Borghese.
#drawing #baroque #art

Studies of the Terme Boxer

"We live in the senses; beyond our senses there lies unfathomable darkness, and the art that defines the senses is the best exhorter to life, enabling us to endure and love it. To express it in modern terms, art makes life worth living. Perhaps what we see is the living garment of the deity; but if that were not so, art, by making us love the phenomena of life one by one, enables us to take delight in its aesthetic value." - G. A. Sartorio
I've wanted a book on Sartorio for years now. I managed to find a man in Rome who sells rare/out-of-print books out of his office and he had probably every Sartorio book out there, so I picked up two.

The Danube, of Bernini's Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi.
#drawing #art #rome

The Nile, of Bernini's Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. #drawing #art #rome

2nd place in the AAR February pool tournament. Lost to a multi-time champion. Italian rules; rife with bureaucracy, but can be very forgiving... sometimes.

I have a couple paintings in Eleventh Street Arts' show, 'The Still Life: Contemporary Interpretations,' opening tonight, February 1st, 6:30-9pm. There are a bunch of amazing painters in the show; be sure to check it out.
Maleficia I
oil on linen

The Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez, 1867.
Hayez became the leading painter of Romanticism after moving to Milan. This was painted over 50 years after his studies in Rome.

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