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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.

 

Vanitas with Skull Mirror Ball and Flowers by Levin Rodriguez

 

Laid Table - Ointbijt by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Cherries-Oranges and Blue Tankard by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Berkemeyer - Flute Glass and Wan-Li Bowl by Levin Rodriguez

 

Van Beijeren - Banquet with Chinese Porcelain and Fruits by Levin Rodriguez

 

Van Beijeren -Still Life with Roemer-Silverware and oysters by Levin Rodriguez

 

Banquet with oysters and fruit by Levin Rodriguez

 

Kalf - Still Life with a Chinese Porcelain Jar by Levin Rodriguez

 

Heda - Still Life with Large Roemer and Goblet by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Fruits and Drinking Vessels by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still life with Roemer and Silver Tea Pot by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Venetian Glass and Apple by Levin Rodriguez

 

Kalf - Banquet with Fruits by Levin Rodriguez

 

Breakfast piece with Fruits and Flute Glass by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life a la Willem Kalf by Levin Rodriguez

 

Kalf - Glassware and Wan-Li Bowl by Levin Rodriguez

 

Kalf - Still Life with Chinese Porcelain Pieces and Glassware by Levin Rodriguez

 

Banquet on purple table cloth by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl playing with dolls by Levin Rodriguez

 

The Violin Player by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl with a pearl earring at a window by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl Looking Through an Open Window by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still life with lobster fruits and great salt by Levin Rodriguez

 

The Scribe by Levin Rodriguez

 

Girl Read A Letter At An Open Window by Levin Rodriguez

 

The Geographer by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Pass Glass-Silverware-Oysters and Olives by Levin Rodriguez

 

A Pronkstilleven from Vermeer to Kalf by Levin Rodriguez

 

Johannes Vermeer left by Levin Rodriguez

 

The Van der Ast Are Visiting by Levin Rodriguez

 

Fruits in Tazza and Berkemeyer by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still life with Silverware-Fruit and Butterfly by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with White Jar-Yellow Pears-Snuffed Candle and Goblet by Levin Rodriguez

 

Still Life with Roses in Small Roemer and Two Red Pears by Levin Rodriguez

 

Flower Bouquet on a Ledge by Levin Rodriguez

 

Bosschaert - Flowers in a large roemer by Levin Rodriguez

 

Bosschaert - Flower Bouquet in Chinese Pot by Levin Rodriguez

 

Pink Roses and White Peonis in Roemer in Open Niche by Levin Rodriguez

 

Bosschaert - Flowers in Glass Vase by Levin Rodriguez

 

Bosschaert -Flower Bouquet in vase with watch by Levin Rodriguez

 

Bosschaert - The Transcience of Beauty by Levin Rodriguez

 

Bosschaert - Flower Bouquet in Chinese Jar by Levin Rodriguez

 

Flower Bouquet on Closed Niche by Levin Rodriguez

 

Pieter Claesz - Still Life with a large Roemer by Levin Rodriguez

 

Heda - Still Life 1632 by Levin Rodriguez

 

Little Breakfast Berkemeyer-Oysters and Bread by Levin Rodriguez

 

Pieter Claesz - Onbijt with Roemer and Tazza by Levin Rodriguez

 

Pieter Claesz- Breakfast piece by Levin Rodriguez