Journeys To Abstraction: 100 Paintings and Their Secrets Revealed

Journeys To Abstraction: 100 Paintings and Their Secrets Revealed

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by Sue St. John
     
 

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We don't have to know what a painting is if we know how it makes us feel. A fun, fascinating survey of abstract art, Journeys to Abstraction offers a behind-the-scenes look at how contemporary artists break free from literal depiction to rejoice in the pure expressive power of color, line and texture.

  • 58 artists share 100 striking abstract paintings,

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We don't have to know what a painting is if we know how it makes us feel. A fun, fascinating survey of abstract art, Journeys to Abstraction offers a behind-the-scenes look at how contemporary artists break free from literal depiction to rejoice in the pure expressive power of color, line and texture.

  • 58 artists share 100 striking abstract paintings, along with the ideas, inspirations and diverse working processes behind them.
  • Covers a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional media and techniques, including watercolor, collage, acrylics, ink and more.
  • Four step-by-step demonstrations show how abstract pieces come together from start to finish.
Discover how artists paint, pour, scrape, spray, carve, stamp, collage and otherwise build complex layers of texture and meaning. Painting with egg cartons, turning acrylic paints into shards of "stained glass," incorporating old "failed" paintings into fresh finished pieces...anything goes in abstract art! Marked by an inspiring freedom of form and content, this is a liberating book for any artist in search of new, dynamic forms of self-expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440311437
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Sue St. John has been painting for more than 40 years. Sue is a Signature Artist member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society, and is affiliated with the Louisiana Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society and the International Society Of Experimental Artists. Visit her online at SueStJohn.com.

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Journeys To Abstraction: 100 Paintings and Their Secrets Revealed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ArtLoverII More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It is the most refreshing and informative book I have seen on abstract art. The paintings are beautiful and the techniques are an added bonus. There are so many techniques I want to try!