A watercolour portrait of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - as an "extended colour vision test". The video below documents the painting process as time lapse. In the video you can see the printed template - an idealized oil painting by Joseph Karl Stieler from 1828. During the painting process, I oriented myself on this template and tried to recognize the respective color value, mix it with watercolor paint and a corresponding amount of water and then paint it as a color circle in the correct size on handmade paper.
This "question of scaling" or the different effect of an image depending on the viewing distance I find extremely exciting. It is becoming increasingly relevant, especially today - due to the increasing perception of images with digital media in a fixed target size. Who still goes to the museum and knows the overwhelming visual experience that a really large picture can trigger.
This picture also belongs to the series with color vision tests of "greats of German cultural history". More about Goethe at Wikipedia.
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The following video shows the painting process as a time-lapsed video.