You can read an analysis of a Titian here, at Three Pipe Problem.
I've been itching to do more painting ever since the first time I went to the Caravaggio exhibit, and I also wonder if I could do something similar with subject matter to the Old AMsters* who did this, only using, say, cosplayers sitting around at a con as the main figures (much like they used figures in contemporary-ish clothing to illustrate Biblical and Classical stories and allegories).
Question is: what should the allegory/theme be? Assuming that an Old Master theme would be more-or-less discernible to a reasonably well-educated person of that time who thought about it for a while, what would an equivalent be today?
* Typo, but as the Old Hamsters it seems like amuses me, I'm keeping it.**
** Also, read Caravaggio and the Caravaggisti specifically for the style, as I dig their take on realism.
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