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BEN MORALES-CORREA

Fine Artist

A Landscape Painting in the Spirit of Joseph William Turner

The Burning of the House of Representatives and the Senate on a Moonlit Nightas seen from the Walls of Fort San Cristobal Acrylic on Canvas – 30 “x 40” On 16 October 16, 1834 a tragedy of enormous proportions occurred... Continue Reading →

A Contemporary Realist Painting: The Art Lesson

Oil on 40″ x 30″ Canvas Modern art is often associated with abstract painting or sculpture, some kind of “ism” movement and also what is now as VIP (video, installation and performance). The main idea behind these types of work... Continue Reading →

A Contemporary Realist Painting: Children of Egypt

Private Collection 24″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas Hand-knotted carpet making is a traditional craft in Egypt. Children, especially the girls, learn the craft at home or at carpet factories such as those found west of Cairo, near the Pyramids.... Continue Reading →

Three Classical Nude Paintings

Few subjects seem to stir more controversy than the depiction of the nude human body in art. Classical nude painting is not devoid of this controversy. Classical nude painting was the standard for the realist representation of both male and... Continue Reading →

A Portrait Drawing using the Russian Approach

I’m becoming ever more interested in the Russian method of figure drawing. Actually, it’s not a method invented or used only by the Russian art academies, but they have preserved the best traditions of the old masters and come up... Continue Reading →

What is a Great Work of Art?

In my art class, I employ a system of art valuation based on five criteria, here mentioned in order of importance: CONCEPT, COMPOSITION, DRAWING, COLOR and TECHNIQUE. This system is derived from the book “Great Works of Art and What... Continue Reading →

A Classical Landscape Painting

30 “x 40” Acrylic on canvas This painting, titled “Sunset on Lake Dos Bocas”, is an imaginary composition inspired by a beautiful lake in northern Puerto Rico. I chose to follow the principles of composition of the great 17th century master... Continue Reading →

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