Caravaggio, The Cardsharps (1594) This is day 13 of our 30 day creative challenge! To learn more about this 30SAL challenge, click here. Today we have transcription challenge. Make something inspired by Caravaggio’s The Cardsharps (1594). What’s a transcription? In art, to transcribe is to copy or record information in a different form than the original. To transcribe a painting or drawing is not to copy the artwork exactly, but instead to record observations in a different form. A transcription also doesn’t need to copy everything in an original. An artist can choose to pull selected aspects of information here and there from within an artwork. An artist can choose to transcribe a color palette, size relationships, or an idea from an original. For many artists, the goal is not a perfect and complete copy of an artwork, but instead to use the artwork as a jumping off point to further their own work. Share your drawing on Instagram with these tags: #30sal, #cardsharps Or post to today’s Padlet page.