Artwork by Ana
Since my childhood, I have felt a deep admiration for Michelangelo’s frescoes, the beauty of his designs can move even the imagination of a four-year-old, and perhaps less so.
Drawing is my passion, but my specialization in painting has been a challenge in my life. Some people think that being an artist is a waste of time or a simple hobby. Or that being a painter, does not have the same merit as a doctor, a lawyer or a high official. To banish these prejudices, it is necessary for the viewer to be captivated by the beauty of an image. And this can only be achieved, in my opinion, by imitating the ideal of the great masters. A Raphael’s Madonna, a Michelangelo’s ignudi, Titian’s landscapes, the mysterious halo of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Botticelli’s delicate deities, communicate an idea of the grandiose, of the transcendent.
In my search for blogs teaching traditional art, I came across the Old Masters Academy. This discovery gave me hope that I could find an accessible means of learning, instead of travelling to another country and investing a lot of money and time to do so.
Through their free lessons, I have taken advantage of their advice and further refined my painting methods. I owe this progress to the Old Masters Academy.
However, I aspire to more and wish to become an excellent artist. This is why I compete. My country does not have an artistic culture, so I believe it is my mission to undertake a project to rescue and promote the art of the Old Masters.
In a world ravaged by fear, it is the artist’s duty to bring light and joy through the brush. The artist has some magic, some inspiration and a lot of love for all the wonders present in nature.
I am grateful to Natalie Richy for allowing so many people, from their homes, and with their own personal challenges, to find in her work a corner of happiness.