Justas Varpucanskis

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Justas Varpucanskis

Aged 20

The Florence Academy of Art

Instructor(s): Ramiro Sanchez, Tom Richards, Per Olav Olsen, Vitaly Shtanko, Daniela Astone, Richard Greathouse, Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund, Maureen Hyde, Tobey Neve, Tanvi Pathare

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  • Artworks

Self Portrait Age 19

Oil on Panel

21.59 x 27.94 cms (8 1/2 x 11 ins)

Beethoven Cast Painting

Oil on Canvas

45 x 35 cms (17 1/2 x 13 3/4 ins)

St. Jerome Cast Painting

Oil on Canvas

65 x 55 cms (25 1/2 x 21 1/2 ins)

Still Life 1

Oil on Canvas

45 x 55 cms (17 1/2 x 21 1/2 ins)

Still Life 2

Oil on Canvas

45 x 55 cms (17 1/2 x 21 1/2 ins)

Still Life 3

Oil on Canvas

45 x 55 cms (17 1/2 x 21 1/2 ins)

Marina

Oil on Canvas

45 x 55 cms (17 1/2 x 21 1/2 ins)

Portrait Drawing

Charcoal on Paper

65 x 55 cms (25 1/2 x 21 1/2 ins)

Annigoni Master Copy

Graphite on Paper

22.86 x 30.48 cms (9 x 12 ins)

As a painter I would try to develop the academic painting and drawing methods to the highest degree that I can and try to integrate that into more complex multi-figurative compositions that would be relevant today. Some of my heros include Alma-tadema and Bouguereau, and I feel as if the ideals that they were searching in their work is something I would want to emulate. Doing so would require a much longer education and a thorough study of the tradition that is linked with it. Various forms of education have surfaced that would make this possible and I would want to strive for that integrity in craftsmanship that many of the old masters had.

Michael Chelich Studio of Fine Arts

Florence Academy of Art