Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts explores the golden age of handmade books, some of which employed elaborate gold leaf decoration and intricate ornament.
Richard Haas is best known as a master of trompe l’oeil, illusionistic painting.
My favorite paintings are usually narrative ones – ones in which an artist draws the viewer into a world where a story is occurring. My work aims to invite more than just a quick glance and immediate response. Instead, it asks the viewer to dive a little deeper and identify the underlying message that can only be discovered through closer examination.
From rising sea levels and climate change to the degradation and loss of natural habitats, my paintings focus on current global issues that impact our society both environmentally and socially. I hope that by weaving illustrative storytelling with aesthetic beauty the narrative will compel viewers to examine my paintings more closely and think about the greater message within each piece.
Paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century