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Oil is Barron's first title in the new and innovative " Creative Techniques " art instruction series. All " Creative Techniques " titles speak especially to students and experienced amateurs who want to improve their repertory of techniques in various art media. " Oil " presents 14 distinctive, strikingly different approaches to oil painting, encouraging students to assess and analyze highly individual techniques that were pioneered by renowned past artists. Close examination of these techniques can serve as sources of inspiration for the student's own work. Illustrations of representative oil paintings in each of the 14 approaches--by distinguished artists as different from each other as Paul C zanne, Paul Signac, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Hans Hoffmann, and Georgia O'Keeffe--are analyzed and explained with instruction that will guide students toward achieving the demonstrated effects. In seeing and understanding different approaches, students are inspired to advance their own skills beyond simple copying and develop imaginative new modes of personal expression. This book also includes information of a general nature on brushes, canvas, pigments, varnishes, thinners, and other useful tools and materials. Color illustrations on every page.show more

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  • Hardback | 143 pages
  • 212 x 276 x 16mm | 861.82g
  • Barron's Educational Series
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 0764161466
  • 9780764161469
  • 1,700,719

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(back cover) 14 Distinctive Approaches to Oil Painting with More Than 100 Creative Ideas This book is intended to inspire serious students to expand their repertory of techniques and explore 14 entirely different approaches to painting first pioneered by famous artists of past generations. Students are encouraged to begin by following the book's step-by-step instructions for each approach, and then progress beyond simple copying by adapting elements from different approaches to create a language that is distinctively their own. Illustrations of representative oil paintings in each of the 14 approaches draw upon original inspiration from distinguished artists as different from each other as Paul C zanne, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Representative paintings by these and other artists are analyzed and explained in a way that will encourage students to develop exciting new modes of personal expression.show more

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