Bo Bartlett is an American realist painter. He was born December 29th, 1955 in Columbus, Georgia. At 19, he moved to Florence, Italy to study under Ben Long. In 1975, he moved back to the states and studied at the University of Arts in Pennsylvania. During this time he apprenticed under Nelson Shanks. In 1986, he received a certificate in film making from NYU. He is best known for his realistic oil painting. His influences are Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper. Some techniques he uses in his art are: realism, a holistic approach, and etc.
Just A few of his Oil paintings:
YOUNG LIFE: Bartlett's use of realism adds emotional effects to the painting. The cold stares add dynamic to the image. The contrasting colors help bolden pieces and draw the eye. The line on the outside of the truck is used as a leading line to help bring your eye from one element to the other.
AU TEMPS: The painting holds lots of momvement. The amount of seperate parts help the eye move through the crowd. The busy atmosphere gives the negative space around the truck less of a negative effect. The white cloth people are holding help move the eye as well as the lines within the wood on the truck.
LEAVING EDEN: The simplistic nature of this piece creates a calm mood. The facial features draw the eye immediately. The neutral tones running through the piece help give the bright white of the boat and dress stand out. The rim on the boat also create a leading line in the piece. The texture on the water helps give movement to the image.
An interview with Bo Bartlett
The 2 photos I will be remixing: