my logo is derived from the impresa of the Accademia di S. Luca, whose motto was Aequa Potestas, or Equal Power among the three arts of painting, sculpture & architecture
David Mayernik describes how artists and architects once spurred themselves by rivalry, and how we might do so again today
The Challenge of Emulation
in Art and Architecture
from Ashgate, UK
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Fresco in the form of a tapestry
buon fresco and mezzo fresco
David Mayernik is an internationally recognized artist and architect whose work is informed by the Baroque. His work as a fine artist ranges from drawing and watercolor to oil, buon fresco and sculpture. As a designer he works on projects from the urban scale, to campus planning, architectural design and interiors. His work in the decorative arts includes furniture design, decorative objects, and stage sets. An associate professor with the University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture, his research includes studies of Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, and theoretical projects that test the insights of his scholarship; he has published widely, including his recent book on emulation.
On this site you'll find his research at the Academia Chiron. David Mayernik is co-editor with Taeho Paik of the online Humanist Art Review; he blogs at Emulatio and Plein Air Italy. For more information about his frescoes and the contemporary fresco tradition, visit the Fresco Trail website.
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