The color mardi gras with hexadecimal color code #880085 is a medium dark shade of magenta. In the RGB color model #880085 is comprised of 53.33% red, 0% green and 52.16% blue. In the HSL color space #880085 has a hue of 301° (degrees), 100% saturation and 27% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 547.34 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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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
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A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places.
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