I am looking for a self-portrait by probably a late Renaissance painter called something like Illusionist or Magician or . . .which has the artist painting - pointing his brush at the viewer to the right. It has green background with a boy standing by his side - it is about what we see and don't see the pictures that are created for us (among other things).
I desperately need it for a class where it appears in a video.
No unfortunately - it is maybe late Renaissance by one of the biggies of hte period and it shows the artist painting himself - as though he is painting the other side of a mirror, or on glass where we stand this side of it - to his right is a boy, who he is painting on the canvas we cannot see. Please give in now as I have to go to bed and will feel guilty if you stay up all night
Thanks also WE - I may come back to find out how to capture a video frame another day
I have not heard of him, but he was also referred to as The Renaissance Man. on the source site, the description of the painting sounds like what china man is referring to.
Its high degree of detail and finish shows that the painting was clearly intended to be a trompe l'oeil "deception," an effect that Peale never attempted elsewhere. To enhance the illusion, he installed the painting within a doorframe in his studio, with a real step in front. Rembrandt Peale, another son, recalled that his father's friend George Washington, misled by Peale's artifice, tipped his hat and greeted the two young men as he walked by.
hope this helps china man. oh, ok, well it was fun searching. I found a new artist. go to bed china man.