Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques

Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques

by Vicky Perry, Barry Schwabsky
     
 

"Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes...Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas."
- Arshile Gorky

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"Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes...Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas."
- Arshile Gorky

Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques is a comprehensive guide to the history, methods, techniques, materials, and study of abstract art. It is illustrated with inspiring examples of work by 20th century and contemporary masters, including, but not limited to, work by:

Pat Adams
Lucy Baker
Walter Darby Bannard
Tom Barron
Jim Bohary
Stanley Boxer
Peter Bradley
Ingrid Calame
Jane Chartier
Gene Davis
Paula DeLuccia
Kevin Finklea
Pat Lipsky
Morris Louis
Linn Meyers
Maggie Michael
James Nares
Irene Neal
Kenneth Noland
Lauren Olitski
Graham Peacock
Larry Poons
David Greed
Bridget Riley
David Row
Bill Scott
Frank Stella
Gary Stephan
Barbara Takanaga
Richard Timperio
Josette Urso
Arthur Yanoff

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Though Piet Mondrian's grids and Jackson Pollock's splatters may no longer seem radical, abstract art still requires an overflow of language to describe and defend it. This book does the job well, with the help of quotations from writers and painters alike. Perry shares practical studio techniques for painting in layers and pouring and staining with paint as well as instructs on composition, pictorial space, pigment properties, and more. She clearly discusses the form's tradition, its ambiguous play with reality, and the psychology and physiology of seeing. Highly recommended. Another useful work for abstract artists, though not strictly for them, is Gemma Guasch and Josep Ascuncion's Color ("Creative Painting" series). Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823095421
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
883,277
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.42(d)

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Meet the Author

Vicky Perry has exhibited her paintings at La Mama's Gallery and Beulah Land in New York City's East Village and at many galleries and colleges throughout the U.S. She has won many awards for her work in national competitions. Perry lives in Red Hook, New York.

Barry Schwabsky, the noted art historian, critic, and poet, wrote the preface. He lives in London and New York.

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