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339 Brunelleschi statue sketch progress 03 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 3 0 336 Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine 02 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 5 0 334 Basilica of Maxentius 02 Roman Forum :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 2 0 326 Just practicing with tech pens 01 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 3 0 325 G 001 R Removal done :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 3 0 324 F 004 Clearing Center timbers :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 2 0 323 E 001 R Arch done ready to remove :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 3 0 322 D 002 Almost to Keystone :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 1 0 320 C 003 Start Barrel vault :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 2 3 318 a Barrel Vault Arch 01 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 5 0 321 Caesarea 01 Aqueduct :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 4 0 337 Brunelleschi statue sketch 01 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 1 0 Sabine fini The Winter Artist :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 4 4 1580 24 Febr 2016 Chiaroscuro 06 chop a block A :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 4 0 1584 Chiaroscuro Mar 2016 03 Real? :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 1570 B Start Here: what you see :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 7 0

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339 Brunelleschi statue sketch progress 03
There's some debate in the literature as to how long Brunelleschi remained in Rome studying (4 to 15 years depending on who wrote the biography) but then he returned to Florence to dream, think, draw, plan and experiment on how he might build a dome for the unfinished cathedral church of Maria del Fiore in the center of Florence.
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336 Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine 02
In the ruins it was possible to study HOW the Roman arches were designed and built.  At the Pantheon one can only see the wonderful finished product.  This same chunk from the arch is still sitting in this same location today; if you can visit Rome it's still here.
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334 Basilica of Maxentius 02 Roman Forum
Brunelleschi (home in Florence) went to Rome to study Roman architecture and building (engineering).  Of course he visited the Pantheon (well documented) but he also - most importantly -- visited the Basilica of Maxentius
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326 Just practicing with tech pens 01
Arches were always built using Centering timbers, until Brunelleschi had a different idea
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325 G 001 R Removal done
This is arches were done and had been done for the better part of 3000 years with a very important exception:  the Pantheon
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Jeff T
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
A scientist, engineer, and artist. Drawing is an essential tool for anyone in the engineering/science business.
Completely self taught, haven't had any instruction since the 3rd or 4th grade and that was more than 60 years ago. However, I have enjoyed drawing from the time I could hold a crayon, moreover, my father actively supported and encouraged my drawing (but did not push me to follow any particular career path).
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4 March 2017
Mrs. Bobbie (Roberta) B is the oldest of my students.  I conduct "Learning to Draw (again)" sessions at Assisted Living facilities here in Portland, Bobbie attends every week without fail.
Bobbie was an accomplished artist (drawing and painting) until a few years ago when she suffered a stroke that resulted in not being able to use much of her right side, including her hand.  Bobbie was right handed, which meant the end of her doing art work:  a terrible fate.  As a consequence of her misfortune she became something of a recluse, rarely venturing out of her apartment and never attending any of the activities in her building (there's an activity of some sort scheduled 4 to 6 times a day).  When some of her friends saw my drawings and attended my first "class" session they prevailed upon Bobbie to attend -- and she's been in every session since day one.
Bobbie is now learning to use her left hand for drawing.  I have developed a series of practice exercises for novice artists, irrespective of age -- with some particular emphasis on people who share Bobbie's problem (approximately 400,000 people a year in the US suffer a stroke which paralyzes what had been their dominant hand).
The passion for drawing (art in a larger context) is very strong in humans, we seem compelled to want to make marks (decoration):  drawing, painting, make-up and tattoos on ourselves, etc.
The art which Bobbie now does is inspiring, perhaps not great art by the same criteria we use to select pieces for a gallery show or museum, but rather for her passion and evidence of the indomitable human spirit to create works of art.

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Thx for watching me!:D
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Thank you for the watch
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Thank you so much for the watch! Your work is amazing!!! 😊
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Thank you, Jeff! 🖤
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Thank you for the watch. :boogie:
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