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Unformatted text preview: freshness, and luminosity. Living and working among peasants, the artist understood their life and developed the proper perspective to paint them. His paintings were often a combination between true portraits and general types; using the works of old masters as examples, Venetsianov seemed to follow Renaissance ideas about composition and presentation of the figures (The Russian Museum, 61). Venetsianov's major contributions to the world of nineteenth century art included: recognition and acknowledgement of the importance of light in painting, blending of the figures with the landscape to create unity between humans and nature, showing the virtues rather than the vices of peasants, painting aristocratic subjects in informal and casual surroundings, and making a transition to the techniques of early Romanticism (Bird, 105-108...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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