Vincenzo Cappelli, after Titian

Vincenzo Cappelli by Titiano Vicelli (Titian). I painted part (a detail). The photo covers most, but not all of the "detail." So it is a detail of a detail. The Old Masters loved to paint men in armor. The only trouble was that armor had already been made obsolete by firearms so there was a deliberate ceremonial and archaic quality to the portraits.

I painted all of these copies of old masters during the first couple of years that I undertook serious painting.