SAINT JEROME WRITING

acrylic and modeling paste on canvas

12 x 16 in

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This painting is the re-creation of Caravaggio's painting Saint Jerome Writing in the style of Van Gogh. Caravaggio paints with subtle light and detail in the darkness and Van Gogh paints with intense expression visualized through every paint stroke. To achieve the texture of oil paint due to time constraints, I adopted a method of mapping out modeling paste and applying paint to the crevices.

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Original painting of Saint Jerome Writing by Caravaggio (1605)

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Preliminary sketch and mapping guide

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Dyed modeling paste before painting