By Harold Speed
"In any exhibition of novice paintings . . . it's not in any respect strange to discover many fascinating water-colour drawings, yet . . . it's very hardly ever that the paintings within the oil medium is whatever yet uninteresting, useless, and missing in all energy and charm." — Harold Speed
Such provocative assertions are attribute of this stimulating and informative consultant, written in a hugely own and specified kind through a famous painter and instructor. Brimming with pertinent insights into the technical features and portray in oils, it's also designed to assist scholars ideal powers of commentary and expression.
Harold pace has distilled years of portray and pedagogical event into a professional tutorial software protecting portray process, portray from lifestyles, fabrics (paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc.), a painter's education, and extra. particularly instructive is his wide and perceptive dialogue of shape, tone, and colour, and a desirable sequence of designated "Notes" studying the portray kinds of Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Franz Hals, and Rembrandt.
Nearly 70 pictures and drawings illustrate the textual content, between them prehistoric cave work, diagrams of tonal values, phases of portrait portray, and reproductions of masterpieces through Giotto, Vermeer, Ingres, Rembrandt, Titian, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hals, Giorgione, Poussin, Corot, Veronese, and different luminaries. as well as those pictorial pleasures, the writer extra leavens the teachings with thought-provoking opinion.
Clear, cogent, and down-to-earth, this favourite instruction manual will specifically curiosity severe amateurs learning the technical points of oil portray, yet its wealthy perception into the brain and strategies of the artist will enlighten and intrigue any paintings lover.
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