|Il Professore (Portrait of Michael John Angel) by Juan Martinez, oils, 36 x 26|
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross
The Angel Academy of Art in Florence has posted on YouTube a three-part lecture on the process of training artists in the academic method. In the films, Academy founder Michael John Angel gives a wonderful presentation on the history of organized art training, and an overview of what students can expect should they commit themselves to the rigorous course of studies his school provides. Interspersed throughout the videos are examples of student work, and it is easy to see the brilliant results academic training can elicit from artists who train in such a manner. Hopefully, the Angel Academy of Art will continue with this series and present more of these lectures by the charismatic Maestro Angel.
|The Tuscan by Michael John Angel, oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm|