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Levin Rodriguez

LevinRodriguezDutchGoldenAgePhotographicPaintings

Toronto, ON

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You love paintings, you would love to paint but you have trained yourself as a photographer. Can you merge your two artistic passions? I didů.

I grew up admiring classic paintings, specially the Renaissance and the Dutch Golden Age periods.There is one particular feature of Dutch Golden Age paintings that led me to believe that I could try to reproduce them. Their level of detail is unparalleled in painting history, they look like photographs. Some are so detailed, that they can trick you into the removal of an ant or to scare away a fly.

I decided to use a photographic camera to replace the hard work of the brushes, paint, the strokes.This is how I came up with the concept of Photographic Painting, which is the creation of a Painting-like image with photographic equipment and techniques. I have focused on paintings and themes from the Dutch Golden Age: Vermeer genre paintings, Floral Bouquets, Pronkstilleven, Onbijts and Vanitas.

It has been hard, the objects used to create these painting-like images or photopaintings are not readily available today. It has taken hard work, research, creativity and manual work to obtain some and create others.Some of these works are meant to replicate existing classic masterpieces, therefore it has taken sometimes weeks or months before obtaining all the objects required. My intention was to replicate first, then to innovate and create, which is line with any learning experience.

This leads to my most current work which based on Vermeer. After a very intense research on his works, personal life and life in XVII Century United Provinces, I have entered a new phase where I am first to create the story, then the corresponding image. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

Ontbijt with Tazza-Wanli plate- Berkemeyer and Great Salt by Levin Rodriguez

 

Little Breakfast with oranges-bread-salt cellar and silver cup by Levin Rodriguez

 

Ontbijtje with Pommegranate-Candle-Glassware and Fruits by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas Vanitatum by Levin Rodriguez

 

Little Breakfast with Flute Gloass Apples and grapes by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life Simplicity II by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life Simplicity by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Cheeses and Pewter Cup by Levin Rodriguez

 

Little Breakfast with Cheese and Artichoke by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas Little Street by Levin Rodriguez

 

Little Breakfast with bread - grapes -peeled lemon by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas with Books - Violin - Kalf by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Gilded Tazza - Oysters and Grapes by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas- The Trader by Levin Rodriguez

 

Stil Life with Roemers-oysters-WanLiUrn by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas with Books-Candles-Roemers-Bouquet by Levin Rodriguez

 

Pieter Claesz - Vanitas Still Life with Violin and Glass Ball - 1628 by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas with Lit Candle-Roemer and Books by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas - The Pursuits of Idleness and Leisure by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas Portrait of the Photographer Painter by Levin Rodriguez

 

Ontbijt with Pass Glass-Roemer and Fruits by Levin Rodriguez

 

Ontbijt with Pommegranate Grapes Roemer and Jug by Levin Rodriguez

 

Ontbijtje with Blue Tankard-Red Apples and Venetian Glass by Levin Rodriguez

 

Opulent Still Life with Gilded Jug-silverware and fruits by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl With Red Hat by Levin Rodriguez

 

Officer and worried girl by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl Playing With a Balance by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl with a Water Pitcher by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl with a Pearl Necklace by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl arranging a flower bouquet in a glass vase by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Fish-Bread-Olives and Snuffed Candle by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Tall Roemer-Venetian Glass and Pommegranate by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Roemer-Pears by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Roemer-Grapes and Red Plums by Levin Rodriguez

 

The Maid Has Left by Levin Rodriguez

 

Woman Reading a Letter at an Open Window by Levin Rodriguez

 

A Girl Writing by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl Painting a Little Street Dollhouse by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl with a pearl earring by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl with a Pearl Earring blowing bubbles by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Roemer-Great Salt-Fish and Bread by Levin Rodriguez

 

Opulent Still Life with Pala Glass-Grapes-Oysters and Lobster by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Gilded Cup Roemer and Seafood by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Grapes by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with grapes and asparagus by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas with Mirror-Skull-Writting Utensils and Snuffed Candle by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas with Painting-Skull-Hourglass by Levin Rodriguez

 

Vanitas with Skull-Hourglass-Snuffed Candle and Niche by Levin Rodriguez