Art Instruction Old Master Style

Fine Art of the Old Masters


The height of representational art ended with the American Renaissance painters such as Sargent, Chase, Innes and Paxton.  They in turn were taught or influenced by Bouguereau, Leighton and Gerome.  The Art School in Kentville continues to build upon these principles of artistic craftsmanship that originated in the Italian Renaissance.

The 19th century academic system of painting strengthens the student’s understanding of how the old masters approached their own paintings.  This is the basis of the Art School’s step by step instructional system.

Along with building on what came before, Lynda incorporates modern materials and processes.  This helps the student bring the old master’s longevity to today’s “modern realist painting”.