Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA
Oil on Canvas, 35 in X 20 in
Igor V. Babailov, world renowned portrait and figurative artist, in his unique artistic genius skillfully depicts 3D sculpture images on a 2 dimensional canvas, giving new life to sculptures in the timeless Old Masters' tradition of painting sculptures in the Grisaille technique.
Grisaille is the Monochrome painting, generally employing shades of gray (the term derives from gris, the French word for "gray". Painting technique by which an image is executed entirely in shades of gray and usually modeled to produce the illusion of sculpture or relief. It was used especially by 15th-century Flemish painters (e.g., Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, 1432) and in the late 18th century to imitate Classical sculpture in wall and ceiling decoration.