The hexadecimal color code #717ca8 is a shade of blue. In the RGB color model #717ca8 is comprised of 44.31% red, 48.63% green and 65.88% blue. In the HSL color space #717ca8 has a hue of 228° (degrees), 24% saturation and 55% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 471.3 nm.
It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.
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To be an artist is to believe in life.
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If I were called upon to define briefly the word Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses preceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul.
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