Senior Studio II - Post #01
This post is the first in the series for my senior studio II project at SCAD! I am looking forward to another great quarter.
For this project, I will be recreating a painting from a favorite artist of mine in CG. I have always loved landscapes, and the idea of translating one of these paintings into a CG image is really exciting to me. I first learned about this artist in a Baroque art history class I took in Fall 2022 at SCAD with Dr. Lindsay Alberts. The artist is Claude Lorrain.
I plan to use stock models and textures, and focus on lighting, look development, and compositing.
I have not officially decided which painting I would like to go with, but I saved a few as options and to show examples of the artistic style.
Fig. 1. Claude Lorrain, Landscape with the Nymph Egeria, 1669, oil on panel, Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples (Google Arts and Culture, https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/landscape-with-the-nymph-egeria-claude-lorrain/5wFBrUS5chjx7A).
Fig. 2. Claude Lorrain, Sunrise, c. 1646-1647, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Google Arts and Culture, https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/sunrise-claude-lorrain-claude-gell%C3%A9e/WgEv3zWdiK8Jqg).
Fig. 3. Claude Lorrain, View of La Crescenza, 1648-1650, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Google Arts and Culture, https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/view-of-la-crescenza-claude-lorrain-claude-gell%C3%A9e/4AG0BdHwr1SFfA?ms=%7B%22x%22%3A0.5%2C%22y%22%3A0.5%2C%22z%22%3A9.139759497690303%2C%22size%22%3A%7B%22width%22%3A1.528244715752722%2C%22height%22%3A1.2499999999999998%7D%7D).
Fig. 4. Claude Lorrain, Landscape with Tobias and the Angel (Landscape at Dusk), 1663, oil on canvas, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg (Fine Art America Website, https://fineartamerica.com/featured/landscape-at-dusk-claude-lorrain.html).
I really love the atmosphere and lighting in these paintings. I am excited to begin work on the project!