Vincent Van Skelly
Soft Pastel on Paper
8 in. x 10 in.
Vincent Van Skelly, Soft Pastel on Paper, 8 in. x 10 in., 2017
"Old (Dead) Masters are my tongue-in-cheek take on classical works of art. Not only do I enjoy copying beautiful paintings, I absolutely love putting skeletons in the places of the original figures. I learn new things every time I copy a famous work and this is knowledge that I use in the pieces that come later. My aim is to be faithful to the original works but I am after an authentic feeling to the painting, rather than a stroke by stroke reproduction." - Marie Marfia