Old Masters live again to help aspiring art students here

Even great artists are not too shy about getting pointers from the masters who preceded them. That is why the Escuela Casa del Artista of the Museo de Arte Costarricense has a show running until Nov. 17 displaying the works of second-year students who copied and learned from the masters.

(Photos Left to Right) 1. 'The Astronomer' is a painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer done by Gloria E. Masis Araya 2. 'La Grenouillère' by Claude Monet and reproduced by Eric Monge 3. "Woman Lying on Her Back, Lassitude" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, reproduced by Glenda Cháves

The school points out that even Michelangelo spent long hours studying the works of Masaccio, one of the first Italian Renaissance painters.

'Virgin and Child,' attributed to Italian artist Filippino Lippi and reproduced here by Sabrina Vargas

The show contains 12 works with different techniques on display in the school’s gallery.

Florencia Urbina, director of the museum, said that the student show can transport visitors to different eras in the history of art. The works are approximately the size of the originals, according to José Edwin Araya Alfaro, school artistic director.

The works are done in the technique of the original. Some are mounted in frames of the era.

The school and its gallery are in Guadalupe north of San José and open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

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