The hexadecimal color code #997342 is a shade of brown. In the RGB color model #997342 is comprised of 60% red, 45.1% green and 25.88% blue. In the HSL color space #997342 has a hue of 34° (degrees), 40% saturation and 43% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 581.55 nm.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
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The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
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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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