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Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice
by Arie Wallert, Erma Hermens, Marja F. J. Peck (eds) - Oxford University Press , 1995
Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, etc.
Tone Relations in Painting
by Arthur Upham Pope - Harvard university press , 1922
This pamphlet has been written primarily for the needs of the students in the courses in drawing and painting in Harvard University and Radcliffe College; but as an elementary statement of the theory of tone relations, it may be of use to others.
by Hollis Clayson - Yale University Press , 2003
The volume illuminates not only the imagery of prostitution but also issues relating to women and men in a patriarchal society. It discusses the conspicuous sexual commerce during this era and the panic about the deterioration of social life.
Van Gogh and Expressionism
by Maurice Tuchman - Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation , 1964
An attempt to illustrate Vincent Van Gogh's influence on subsequent art movements. In lieu of discussing which artists exerted an influence on Van Gogh, Tuchman discusses how Van Gogh was a model for the modern Expressionists of the 21st century.
by S. L. Bensusan - T.C. & E.C. Jack , 1909
Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, equally adept with portraits, landscape backgrounds, and mythological and religious subjects. His painting methods would exercise a profound influence on future generations of Western art.
by S. L. Bensusan - T. C. & E. C. Jack , 1908
The name of Peter Paul Rubens is written so large in the history of European art, that all the efforts of detractors have failed to stem the tide of appreciation that flows towards it. Rubens was a great master in nearly every sense of the term.
Elements of Modern Painting
by Thomas M. Messer - Solomon Guggenheim Foundation , 1962
Messer dissects the elements of modern painting for an uninformed audience by describing basic tenants of modern painting. The intended audience consists of museum visitors who find themselves unprepared for the new language of contemporary art.
Michelangelo: A Collection of Fifteen Pictures, and a Portrait of the Master
by Estelle M. Hurll - The Riverside Press , 1900
We are dealing here with a master whose import is always serious, and whose artistic individuality is strongly impressed on all his works, either in sculpture or painting. Our selections represent his best work in both arts.
The Standard Galleries of Holland
by Esther Singleton - Cambridge University Press , 1908
This guide leads the tourist rapidly through the most important picture-galleries of Holland, and points out the pictures that all the world talks about; and gives some account of the Dutch masters, their qualities as exemplified in their works.
by S. L. Bensusan - T. C. & E. C. Jack , 1910
A serious artist who added to splendid natural gifts a steadfastness of purpose, a determination to do his best, a love of Andalusia, and a devotion to the religion in which he was brought up that must compel the admiration of thinking men.
Modern painting, its tendency and meaning
by S. S. Van Dine - Dodd, Mead , 1922
This book inquires into the function of all great art, and defines those elements which make for genuine worth. It explains both the basic and superficial differences between ancient and modern art and points out the superiority of the new methods.
Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn
by Malcolm Bell - George Bell & Sons , 1901
Rembrandt van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.
Cathedral Cities of Spain: 60 reproductions from original water colours
by W. W. Collins , 1908
Probably the most interesting moments of the trip abroad by the architectural students are those spent in sketching bits of interest in water color. Nothing is so helpful, so reminiscent as these same notes of color when viewed in alter years.
by George B. Bridgman - Pelham, N.Y. , 1920
Learn how to draw the human figure with the practical and effective method made famous by a leading art instructor. Bridgman simplifies complex anatomy problems into simple structures before exploring the muscle patterns into more complex detail.
Line and Form
by Walter Crane - G. Bell & Sons, Ltd. , 1900
The substance of the following chapters on Line and Form originally formed a series of lectures delivered to the students of the Manchester Municipal School of Art. There is no pretension to an exhaustive treatment of a subject.
SUMI-E: An Introduction to Ink Painting
by Nanae Momiyama - Japan Society , 1966
Sumi-e, or ink and brush painting, must be discussed in terms of the religion and philosophy it expresses. Sumi-e was the art of Zen priests, it is thus an expression of Zen Buddhism, a religion of selfdiscipline, concentration, and contemplation.
Velazquez: Masterpieces in Colour
by S. L. Bensusan - T. C. & E. C. Jack , 1907
Before Velazquez even artists forget their controversies; he stands, like Bach and Beethoven in the world of music, respected even by those who do not understand. He has marched unchallenged to the highest place in men's regard.
Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters
by Amy Steedman - George W. Jacobs & Company , 1907
The lives and works of famous Italian painters: Giotto, Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Paul Veronese, etc.
The Book of Art for Young People
by Agnes Ethel Conway, Sir Martin Conway - A. & C. Black , 1914
This is an illustrated book of Fine Art for children. It is full of works of famous painters: the Van Eycks, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, Giorgione, Tintoret, Holbein, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Velasquez, Reynolds, Turner, etc.
A Text-Book of the History of Painting
by John C. Van Dyke - Longmans, Green and Co , 1904
This textbook provides concise history of painting for class-room use in schools and colleges. It is given a short critical estimate of the individual painter and his rank among the painters of his time rather than the detailed facts of his life.
Men Without Guns; The Abbott Collection of Paintings of Army Medicine
by DeWitt MacKenzie , 1945
Paintings by army artists during WW2, from the home front, Italy, Burma, the air war over Europe, the fighting in France, and the Pacific. Artwork, some realistic, some impressionistic, some drawings, some paintings, all done from life.
Best of Farshchian
by Papak , 2008
Mahmoud Farshchian is a world renowned master of Persian painting and miniatures. He is the most prominent modernizer of the field of miniatures, an art form which was first established in Ancient Persia and later spread to other countries.