I’ve dreamt of studying in Italy since I was young. In October, 2018, I finally realized that dream with an intensive course at the Florence Academy of Art.
The school’s main discipline is classical-realism painting and drawing, in the teaching style of Charles Bargue, using the sight-size method but at the same time addressing the creative and professional position of the artist in a contemporary environment. Very careful and exact measurements are found using a plumb line, stick and careful, intense observation in natural light.
Although I won’t always paint in this realistic style, the training and discipline I received will help me paint better in any style I choose. The art history and anatomy studies were like no other, offered right in front of the Old Masters in the many magnificent museums and galleries in Florence. The experience was invaluable.