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The Alla Prima Portrait by Robert Liberace


The Alla Prima Portrait
Robert Liberace

The Alla Prima technique, an expressively direct manner of painting, is the "wet into wet" application of paint popularized by the impressionists. This method, also called "premier coup", often requires that the painting is completed in one sitting. No other technique demonstrates the beauty and energy of the brushstroke better than this fresh and painterly style. Artists from Hals to Sorolla employed this bravura technique with dynamic virtuosity achieving dazzling results.

Robert Liberace demonstrates Alla Prima as he paints a portrait of his artist-filmmaker friend Adam Lubkin. He describes the surface and underlying forms of the face and discusses the rich array of colors and the various materials used while rendering the portrait in a spirited and efficient manner. Special features include selection of materials and art gallery.


Running Time: Approx. 3 Hrs



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Recognized for his classic style of figure drawing and painting, artist Robert Liberace, is also known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. Robert's portraits have been featured in International Artist Magazine and The Artist Magazine. A few of the more notable people he has been commissioned to paint include former United State President, George H. Bush, Ambassador Sol Linowitz, and the Director for the National Portrait Gallery, Marc Pachter. In addition to his success as portrait artist, he is also an accomplished sculptor and professional member of the National Sculpture Society.


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Painting - Oil
Painting - Portrait
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