John Sloan on Drawing and Painting

Overview

This illustrated, practical record of talks and instructional advice by a member of the "Ashcan School" of American painting discusses line, tone, texture, light and shade, composition, design, space, perspective, related issues. Also: figure drawing, painting, landscape and mural painting, much more. Wealth of helpful suggestions and exercises.

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Overview

This illustrated, practical record of talks and instructional advice by a member of the "Ashcan School" of American painting discusses line, tone, texture, light and shade, composition, design, space, perspective, related issues. Also: figure drawing, painting, landscape and mural painting, much more. Wealth of helpful suggestions and exercises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486409474
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Series: Dover Art Instruction Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

CHRONOLOGY OF JOHN SLOAN
I POINT OF VIEW ABOUT LIFE
II POINT OF VIEW ABOUT TEACHING
    Remarks to new students
    The teacher's responsibility
    My contribution
III POINT OF VIEW ABOUT ART
    Aesthetic consumers
    You can't make a living at art
    Originality and imitation
    Know what you want to do
    Art and nature
IV THINGS-THE MAINSPRING OF ART
    The separation of form and color
    Things have bulk-Art has form; The archetype; The approach.
V DRAWING
    The attack
    Line
    Tone
    Texture
    Light and shade
    Observations and reminders
    Perspective
    Optical illusions
    Design
    Space
    Low relief
    Composition
    Crowds and places
    Purpose
    Criticism and taste
    Study
VI FIGURE DRAWING
    Anatomy
    Proportions
    Anatomical facts
    The pose
    Have the courage of your convictions
    The clothed figure
    Character and portraiture
VII PAINTING
    Form and color
    Color powers
    The color triangle
    Color composition
    Form and local color
    Color harmony and the use of set palettes
    Light and color
    Drawing for painting
    Underpainting and glazing
    Linework
    Quality of paint
    Figure painting
VIII LANDSCAPE AND MURAL
IX MEMORNDA
    A word to the aesthetic consumer
    Sundry suggestions
X NOTES ON PAINTING TECHNIQUE
    Gesso Grounds
    Tempera
    Glazing
XI "ETCHING, AND DIVERS MEDIUMS"
    Aquatints
    Lithography
    Water color
XII THE GIST OF IT ALL
INDEX
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