Pen and Ink — The Renaissance


I have just read Pen and Ink: The Renaissance, By Judith  of artistcoveries. 

Judith makes a forceful argument in defense of the Renaissance period in art. As I am also passionate about this period and because I very much enjoyed her work I wanted to share it here with you.  Why not head on over to Judith’s site and enjoy a skillfully written and informed account of that period in art history.  The Renaissance was so very important and  those artisans fundamentally, changed the art landscape and influenced many artists who came later. 

I have a feeling that this is not the last artistcoveries article I will be reading.

Judith’s article well researched and and captivating. I enclose a link so you can enjoy it also.  

Why not head on over and read more articles like this one for yourself. You can find it here:


For me, getting ready for Inktober has led to a renaissance of sorts, a rebirth of my interest in pen and ink drawing, and a whole new appreciation for the art. Well, except for dip pens. Despite a lot of practice sessions, I’ve yet to develop any skill in using them and no real appreciation for them.

But, let’s look at the real Renaissance, that period of art history which saw a renewed interest in classical themes, and the development of artistic principles such as proportion, perspective, and foreshortening. The renaissance style began in Italy around 1400 and gradually spread throughout Europe, lasting into the 14th and 15th centuries.

During this time, artists worked with broad media such as charcoal and chalks, or with fine line media, using a stylus for metalpoint art or a pen for drawing with ink. One of the most famous works by one of…

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