Studio International Volume 10

Studio International Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... upon a thick pad of blotting-paper which was constantly wetted while the actual painting was in progress. The pigments were applied with ordinary hog-hair oil-painting brushes, solidly and freely, the brushes being used somewhat firmly so as to roughen the wet face of the paper. The drawing was kept moist meanwhile by the blottingpaper, and the various touches of colour consequently took their places on the surface without forming hard edges, and finally, when the whole was completed and the blotting-paper removed, dried harmoniously together. The effect of this somewhat uncommon water-colour method has been to give to these drawings by Mr. Menpes a character which is certainly agreeable, and one that goes a long way to satisfy the intention of the artist. The roughening of the surface of the paper by his manner of using the hog-hair brushes, granulates the paint-touches very much after the pastel fashion, and distinctly adds to the brilliancy of the colour; while the thickness and solidity of the opaque pigment make comparatively rough usage of the drawings possible without much likelihood of their suffering appreciable damage. The large brushes and the use of semi-fluid colour help to give breadth and an air of sturdy directness to the workmanship, so that many of his productions that have been handled in this way are quite akin to oil-paintings in their technical qualities, without having lost the purity and tenderness which are among the chief charms of water-colour. The whole collection has in fact a double interest; it is attractive because of its subject-matter, and because it reflects the life of a country which has an extraordinary fascination for every one who has visited it or has studied its marvellous artistic products. The works more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497155
  • 9781236497154