Classical realism-contemporary

DEFINITION

An artistic style, it encompasses the highest principles of traditional representational art from the ancient Greeks to the present day and references careful and accurate drawing, balanced design, harmonious color and skillful craftsmanship. Figure and still life painting are favored subjects. The term was first used by Richard Lack (1928), was taught by him in the Lack Atelier in Minneapolis, and promoted in his "Classical Realism Quarterly". Among Classical Realist artists are Jacob Collins, Robert Gammell, Frederick Hart, Joseph McGurl, Stephen Gjertson and Michael Whelan. Sources: www.classicalrealism.com; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_Realism; AskART database

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