Beneath the Surface: A Thousand Years of Artists at Work

Beneath the Surface: A Thousand Years of Artists at Work

by Philippa Abrahams
     
 

It’s hard to look at masterworks by Giotto, Titian, Seurat, and other great painters and not wonder how they were created. This fascinating book reveals exactly that. Artist and conservator Philippa Abrahams describes the different methods, tools, and materials, then uses step-by-step demonstrations to illustrate each painter's craft. The frustrating,

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It’s hard to look at masterworks by Giotto, Titian, Seurat, and other great painters and not wonder how they were created. This fascinating book reveals exactly that. Artist and conservator Philippa Abrahams describes the different methods, tools, and materials, then uses step-by-step demonstrations to illustrate each painter's craft. The frustrating, sometimes dangerous process of discovery, as artists from Michelangelo to Pollock have searched for new and better materials, gives readers a fresh appreciation of these great works of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711227569
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
11/18/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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