~ The Inspiration Series ~
Sculpting with Brushes
Other Sculpture-Grisaille* paintings by Igor Babailov
* Grisaille is the Monochrome painting, generally employing shades of gray (the term derives from gris, the French word for "gray". Painting technique by which an image is executed entirely in shades of gray and usually modeled to produce the illusion of sculpture or relief. It was used especially by 15th-century Flemish painters (e.g., Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, 1432) and in the late 18th century to imitate Classical sculpture in wall and ceiling decoration.
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Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!
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Painting figurative sculptures is like painting life models, they both carry fundamental challenges a good painter would not be afraid to face: the Human Form and Mastery of Tonal Values. This is why the centuries' long tradition of painting sculptures is a truly academic tradition.
New Release paintings by Igor Babailov, M.F.A.
~ The Travel Series ~
Landscapes, Cityscapes, Fantasy, etc.
by Igor Babailov
To see 'The Travel Series' please click HERE
Dedicated to the genius of the world renowned sculptor Frederick Hart
Exclusively from Studio Babailov
Igor Babailov's Vatican Portrait of
Pope Benedict XVI was selected
by the Pope for the
museum tour of priceless masterpieces, and exhibited alongside the works of Michelangelo, Bernini, Giotto and other Masters of the Renaissance.
Igor Babailov, world renowned portrait and figurative artist in his unique artistic genius skillfully depicts 3D sculpture images on a 2 dimensional canvas, giving new life to sculptures in the timeless Old Masters' tradition of painting sculptures in the Grisaille technique.