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Richard Schmid’s Alla Prima

“For all practical purposes, however, the reliable colors we do have are quite enough for any artistic statement because the success or failure of a work does not turn on precisely duplicating nature, nor does it depend on the quality of our materials. It is our aesthetic vision and skill that matter.”

–Richard Schmid



I will speak of beauty of shapes, and I don’t mean just shapes of living figures or their imitations in painting, but straight lines and curves and the shapes made from them.

-Plato quoting Socrates