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The Art of Edward Alexander Hastings

 

Repainting Michelangelo

I taught myself to paint by studying photos of Michelangelo's frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  I did not want to learn to paint by creating still-life's of fruit bowls so I decided to teach myself by trying to duplicate some of Michelangelo's art.  I began by sketching an outline of the figure on a canvas board and then slowly painting in the figures until they matched the photo I was painting from.

As you will see on my 'Early Works' page, I painted the head of the 'Sibyl of Delphi' several times while learning to paint.  I also painting the hands of 'God and Man' in watercolor and acrylic while learning.  I have repainted the head of the 'Sibyl of Delphi' which is shown on this page and finally something I am happy with.

I plan to periodically paint the remaining scenes form the ceiling of the Sistine.  I think these are some of the most beautiful artwork ever created and definitely some of the most rewarding to paint.


BigDogGalleries

Original Sin
2015
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 48

Artist Private Collection
Christ (part)
 - The Last Judgment
2009
Oil on Canvas Board
5 x 7

Artist Private Collection
Ezechiel
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 30

Artist Private Collection
Sibyl of Delphi (part)
2005
Acrylic on Canvas Board
9 x 12

Artist Private Collection

 

     

Isaiah
2004
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 30

Artist Private Collection
Ignudi #1
2003
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24

No Longer Available
The Creation of the Sun, Moon and Plants
2003
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 48

Artist Private Collection
The Creation of Man
2003
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 48

Artist Private Collection




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