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San Marco

Norman Bean

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Maxwell, TX - United States

Thank you Mr. Holt. Every picture, drawing and project offers a challenge that will find satisfaction in working through the problems and creating a finished piece.

West Haven, Ct - United States

Amazing work! So much detail and depth.Im new to this website and I am amazed at the work thats here!.Working on adding some of my work to this group.I love detail!

NY, NY - Russian Federation

Great style; great job!

Norman Bean replied:

Thank You Vale Tek. This one was a fun challenge to understand the various surface textures and angles. I should make a painting, it is all moasic glass in golds and sunset colors. I like your Dreams Crash, the sail-board left on the beach.

Maxwell, TX - United States

Thank you Ms. Rossi. I love Venezia, and I hope to spend a few weeks exploring there and Ravenna in 2014. In the Basilica de San Marco there are no straight lines. The challenge was see the 'out of plumb' walls and angles but let the mosaics rule the drawing.

Padua, PD - Italy

Outstanding artwork, this should be a winner! v,f

Maxwell, TX - United States

Ah, well. The trials and tribulations of an artist. Being one of the 109 finalists in the Hunting Art Prize 2013 competition is/was a great honour. I was in London on 4 May, the day of the Announcement Reception Gala in Houston, Texas, and could not attend. "San Marco" did not win, but it was seen by many collectors, art gallery owners, world travelers and art aficinados and some contacts have been made.

Erie, PA - United States

Congratulations Norman!!

Norman Bean replied:

Thanks Denise. Actually the Reception in the first week of May.

Erie, PA - United States

You definitely deserve to win! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Norman Bean replied:

Wow! Just got the acceptance notification: Chiesa di San Marco IS in the Finals of the Hunting Art Prize 2013 in Houston, Texas. I might not win the $50k prize, but these folks really know how to put on a party! Check out last years event: www.huntingart . It has got me fired up. Sometime in March I will drive down to Houston to deliver it for the final jurying, then winner announced at the reception in April....

Maxwell, TX - United States

Thank you Denise. This drawing of San Marco in Venice, Italy has been entered in the "Hunting Art Prize 2013" contest in Houston, Texas.

Erie, PA - United States

Wow...the attention to detail is outstanding....Bravo!!!

Razgrad, Ra - Bulgaria


St. Michael/Austria, Ca - Austria

Norman, this is gorgeous!! v/f - Dagmar

Leavenworth, KS - United States

Added to faves, f/v. This is an OUTSTANDING piece of work. I studied many a cathedral in art history class. Your attention to detail is amazing and so well done.

Norman Bean replied:

Thank you Chris Berry. My wife and I spend many hours and days in the church walk where ever we visit. Italy has been wonderful with so many religious icons and architecture. The docents will not always let me take the time to sketch, I am not real fast, so I do what I can before being told to move along. There is an idea to draw Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Theresa in Rome's Santa Maria della Vittoria, but the light has to be just right.

Austin, TX - United States

Norman! This one is truly amazing! Quite the challenge in delivering this vantage point's view. As always you have delivered amazing light and shadow, and brilliant depth to field! This one is remarkable and beautiful! F/V!

Norman Bean replied:

Thanks James. I am still 'tweeking' a few parts of this image, but that is just about what it is.

Bollebygd - Sweden


Norman Bean replied:

Thank you Gun Legler. This image was many hours researching and drawing. I am happy it came out as well as it did. NB

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San Marco


Norman Bean


Drawing - Graphite On Paper


2012, graphite on paper, 21 x 15
Hunting Art Prize 2013 finalist
Covered entirely in a background of gold, the mosaics on the walls, arches and domes of the Basilica Catledrale Patriarcale di San Marco (Chiesa d Oro) depict stories and events from the New Testament. Dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist, the basic structure of the basilica is a Greek cross completed in 1071 and consecrated in 1094. The Church has been a work in progress with many mosaics completed in the 1200s and adornments from Constantinople, Alexandria, Syria, and the Near and Far East being brought in and installed from the 12th to the15th centuries. In my drawing on the left, is the left side aisle leading to St. Peter�s Chapel. On the right is the dome above the Presbytery with the magnificent Ambo, or pulpit, in between.


July 29th, 2012


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