The artist must train not only his eye,
but also his soul.
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Everything we see hides another thing;
we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.
The relationship between painting and photography has extended the possibilities of image creation. When photography appeared on the scene, it was supposed to herald the democratization of portraiture (among other genres, like landscapes and still-lifes). Photography gave painting the freedom it needed to burst into the rich fountain of expression it is today. There are many classic and modern painters whom, thanks to their skills with lighting and conceptualization, can serve as valuable guides for today's photographers.
Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675)