Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing

Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing

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This instructive volume introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. Written by a distinguished Pre-Raphaelite painter, portraitist, and book illustrator, the treatment begins by explaining the construction of the figure, head, and limbs. Succeeding chapters illustrate these teachings with examples of images by the Old Masters, including paintings from the Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French, and British schools. The Birmingham Daily Post pronounced this volume "probably the most useful handbook for art students that has yet been published." Students at every level of expertise will benefit from its discourses on light and shade, monochrome study, still life in color, painting from life in monochrome, coloring a monochrome, and painting in color direct from life. Thirty-two full-color pages complement this new edition of a timeless more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 598.74g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 32 page color insert
  • 0486483584
  • 9780486483580
  • 134,791

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Part I Introductory I. A Method by which the Round Object can be Reduced to the Flat II. Construction of the Figure III. Construction of the Head IV. Characterisation V. The Arm and Hands--Legs VI. Light and Shade VII. Painting--Materials--Colours VIII. Monochrome Study IX. Textures in Monochrome X. Still Life in Colour XI. Silver and China in Colour XII. Hints on Arrangement--Solecisms in Composition XIII. Painting from Life in Monochrome XIV. Colouring a Monochrome XV. Painting in Colour direct from Life--Prepared and Direct Painting compared   Part II I. Methods of the Masters II. Italian Schools III. The School of Titian IV. The Italian School--continued V. The Flemish School VI. The Dutch School VII. The Dutch School--continued VIII. The Spanish School IX. The French School X. The British School XI. The British School--continued XII. On Copying XIII. Analysis of Composition XIV. A Few Words on the Study of Aesthetics Index  show more

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