As I gradually expand Slaves and Kings I want to reinforce my own personal reasons for doing the blog in the first place. One of the most important reasons is learning. This article highlights three ways to learn from realistic Hebrew Bible paintings.
1. Learn About the Most Important Artists
Hebrew narratives are part of the classic canon that painters have illustrated throughout art history. This means many of the best-known artists from Rembrandt to Michelangelo to Rubens have contributed to this category. There are also many equally accomplished albeit less universally known artists who painted Hebrew Bible. In both cases, the artworks produced are magnificent to behold and well worth learning from, for any aspiring artist.
2. Learn About the Stories Behind Many Classical Artworks
As a budding artist visiting museums throughout North America and Europe I’ve often marveled at the beauty and technical accomplishments of great artworks. Most of the time, however, the narratives in the images were lost on me. Many of these artworks portray Hebrew stories; so learning about them enhances one’s ability to appreciate some of the world’s most important artworks.
3. Learn Painting Technique From the Masters
Speaking of masterpieces by old masters, there is some unparalleled technical proficiency at work. For the aspiring artist, painter or illustrator studying these artworks has much to teach. The working artists I revere most always discuss their study of artists they look up to.