How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters

Author: Eric Bossik


ISBN: 0984241930

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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In order to emulate the paintings of Old Masters like Rembrandt it's essential to create an underpainting. This instructional E-Book will teach you the techniques you'll need to successfully complete an underpainting. This step-by-step guide has photos and explainations for every step of the painting process.

How to Paint Like the Old Masters

Author: Joseph Sheppard

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823026715

Category: Art

Page: 143

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Explains in detailed, full-color demonstrations the oil-painting techniques perfected by sixteenthand seventeenth-century masters, studying portraits by Titian, Caravaggio, Reubens, and Rembrandt

Geheimes Wissen

verlorene Techniken der alten Meister wiederentdeckt

Author: David Hockney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896604057


Page: 328

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Controlled Painting

Using the Old Masters' Classical Verdaccio Technique for Realistic Painting

Author: Frank Covino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626542815


Page: 166

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Classic Still Life Painting

A Contemporary Master Shows How to Achieve Old Master Effects Using Today's Art Materials

Author: Jane Jones

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823034482

Category: Art

Page: 143

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Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.

The Viennese Secession

Author: Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783103949

Category: Art

Page: 300

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A symbol of modernity, the Viennese Secession was defined by the rebellion of twenty artists who were against the conservative Vienna Künstlerhaus' oppressive influence over the city, the epoch, and the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire. Influenced by Art Nouveau, this movement (created in 1897 by Gustav Klimt, Carl Moll, and Josef Hoffmann) was not an anonymous artistic revolution. Defining itself as a “total art”, without any political or commercial constraint, the Viennese Secession represented the ideological turmoil that affected craftsmen, architects, graphic artists, and designers from this period. Turning away from an established art and immersing themselves in organic, voluptuous, and decorative shapes, these artists opened themselves to an evocative, erotic aesthetic that blatantly offended the bourgeoisie of the time. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are addressed by the authors and highlight the diversity and richness of a movement whose motto proclaimed “for each time its art, for each art its liberty” – a declaration to the innovation and originality of this revolutionary art movement.

Harpo Speaks!

Author: Harpo Marx,Rowland Barber

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0879105445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 482

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(Limelight). "This is a riotous story which is reasonably mad and as accurate as a Marx brother can make it. Despite only a year and a half of schooling, Harpo, or perhaps his collaborator, is the best writer of the Marx Brother. Highly recommended." Library Journal . "A funny, affectionate and unpretentious autobiography done with a sharply professional assist from Rowland Barber." New York Times Book Review

Classical Painting Atelier

A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice

Author: Juliette Aristides

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823008363

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Want to paint more like Manet and less like Jackson Pollock? Students of art hailed Classical Drawing Atelier, Juliette Aristides’s first book, as a dynamic return to the atelier educational model. Ateliers, popular in the nineteenth century, teach emerging artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. The educational process begins as students copy masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. The many artists at every level who learned from Classical Drawing Atelier have been clamoring for more of this sophisticated approach to teaching and learning. In Classical Painting Atelier, Aristides, a leader in the atelier movement, takes students step-by-step through the finest works of Old Masters and today’s most respected realist artists to reveal the principles of creating full-color realist still lifes, portraits, and figure paintings. Rich in tradition, yet practical for today’s artists, Classical Painting Atelier is ideal for serious art students seeking a timeless visual education.

Skiing in the Mad River Valley

Author: John Hilferty,Ellie Hilferty

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439638950

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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In 1948, the first skiers to experience the steep and twisting downhill trails of Mad River Glen had to traverse muddy or frozen dirt roads to get to their destination. The warmth of a country inn was a comfort on those cold winter nights and continues as a hallmark of the Mad River Valley today. Even with the condo boom that developed after the opening of Sugarbush on Christmas Day in 1958, little has upset the ambience of the 20-mile-long valley. The valley developed a distinct personality, attracting “ski bums” who exchanged urban pressures for a laid-back lifestyle that continues today.

American Painters on Technique


Author: Lance Mayer,Gay Myers

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606061356

Category: Art

Page: 298

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This second volume in the American Painter's on Technique series is the first overview of an important but largely unknown aspect of American art from 1860 to 1945. The study is based primarily on firsthand descriptions of the materials and techniques that artists used to make paintings. The book is into two parts: 1860 to 1910 and 1910 to 1945. Between 1860 and 1910, the predominant theme is the increased number of Americans who traveled to Europe for instruction, resulting in an explosion of transplanted techniques. The period 1910 to 1945, was marked by a fundamental change in the attitudes of painters toward their materials. An epilogue summarizes the lessons American painters' experiences over 250 years can hold for contemporary artists interested in the longterm preservation of their paintings.

The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing

Author: Solomon J. Solomon,James Gurney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486483584

Category: Art

Page: 277

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Complete with an Introduction by James Gurney, the author of Dinotopia, this guide introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. A series of images by the Old Masters includes 32 pages in full color, featuring paintings from the Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French, and British schools. "A masterly exposition." — Liverpool Daily Post.


Author: Jp. A. Calosse

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1781606064

Category: Art

Page: 101

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Whistler suddenly shot to fame like a meteor at a crucial moment in the history of art, a field in which he was a pioneer. Like the impressionists, with whom he sided, he wanted to impose his own ideas. Whistler’s work can be divided into four periods. The first may be called a period of research in which he was influenced by the Realism of Gustave Courbet and by Japanese art. Whistler then discovered his own originality in the Nocturnes and the Cremorne Gardens series, thereby coming into conflict with the academics who wanted a work of art to tell a story. When he painted the portrait of his mother, Whistler entitled it Arrangement in Grey and Black and this is symbolic of his aesthetic theories. When painting the Cremorne Pleasure Gardens it was not to depict identifiable figures, as did Renoir in his work on similar themes, but to capture an atmosphere. He loved the mists that hovered over the banks of the Thames, the pale light, and the factory chimneys which at night turned into magical minarets. Night redrew landscapes, effacing the details. This was the period in which he became an adventurer in art; his work, which verged on abstraction, shocked his contemporaries. The third period is dominated by the full-length portraits that brought him his fame. He was able to imbue this traditional genre with his profound originality. He tried to capture part of the souls of his models and placed the characters in their natural habitats. This gave his models a strange presence so that they seem about to walk out of the picture to physically encounter the viewer. By extracting the poetic substance from individuals he created portraits described as “mediums” by his contemporaries, and which were the inspiration for Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Towards the end of his life, the artist began painting landscapes and portraits in the classical tradition, strongly influenced by Velázquez. Whistler proved to be extremely rigorous in ensuring his paintings coincided with his theories. He never hesitated in crossing swords with the most famous art theoreticians of his day. His personality, his outbursts, and his elegance were a perfect focus for curiosity and admiration. He was a close friend of Stéphane Mallarmé, and admired by Marcel Proust, who rendered homage to him in A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. He was also a provocative dandy, a prickly socialite, a demanding artist, and a daring innovator.

Old Masters and Young Geniuses

The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity

Author: David W. Galenson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691121093

Category: Art

Page: 233

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When in their lives do great artists produce their greatest art? Do they strive for creative perfection throughout decades of painstaking and frustrating experimentation, or do they achieve it confidently and decisively, through meticulous planning that yields masterpieces early in their lives? By examining the careers not only of great painters but also of important sculptors, poets, novelists, and movie directors, Old Masters and Young Geniuses offers a profound new understanding of artistic creativity. Using a wide range of evidence, David Galenson demonstrates that there are two fundamentally different approaches to innovation, and that each is associated with a distinct pattern of discovery over a lifetime. Experimental innovators work by trial and error, and arrive at their major contributions gradually, late in life. In contrast, conceptual innovators make sudden breakthroughs by formulating new ideas, usually at an early age. Galenson shows why such artists as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cézanne, Jackson Pollock, Virginia Woolf, Robert Frost, and Alfred Hitchcock were experimental old masters, and why Vermeer, van Gogh, Picasso, Herman Melville, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, and Orson Welles were conceptual young geniuses. He also explains how this changes our understanding of art and its past. Experimental innovators seek, and conceptual innovators find. By illuminating the differences between them, this pioneering book provides vivid new insights into the mysterious processes of human creativity.

The Bed-Book of Happiness

Author: Harold Begbie

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842498012

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Up in Flames

Author: Tim Phelps

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1610592387


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Carboniferous Collision

Josef Herman's Epiphany in Ystradgynlais

Author: Osi Rhys Osmond

Publisher: Institute of Welsh Affairs

ISBN: 9781904773078

Category: Artists

Page: 42

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Golwg ar fywyd yr arluniwr mynegiadol Josef Herman o amser ei eni yng ngwlad Pwyl hyd ei flynyddoedd yn Ystradgynlais yn ystod y 1940-50au. Yno y cafodd ei 'ddatguddiad' personol wrth weld mwynwyr yn gadael eu gwaith. Creodd arddull gelfyddydol unigryw, ac yn y broses o wneud hyn, cyfrannodd yn helaeth at gelf Cymreig yr 20fed ganrif. Cynhwysir 12 o ffotograffau du-a-gwyn o'i waith. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

Fire in the Soul

Author: John Ryan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479796999

Category: Poetry

Page: 105

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This, John’s fifth book of poetry, is an indication of what happens when a writer is passionate and dedicated to his craft. A full-time writer in his retirement, John enjoys every moment, but suffers from Writer’s Block more often than not. “I work myself too hard sometimes” he says, “I work through the night when the Muse is about (!) and read voraciously. I can spend days agonizing over apparently trivial words, but it has to be right” John travels regularly to family in South Africa, Germany, Poland and Ireland: he gets inspiration from the smallest details: “indeed, attention to detail is what makes my life what it is - a passionate love affair with people, with the inconsequential trappings of everyday life”, he says.

Beautiful Portrait Painting in Oils

Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones and More

Author: Chris Saper

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440349775

Category: Figure painting

Page: 176

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An expanded edition of the author's Classic portrait painting in oils, originally published in 2012.