The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing

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This instructive volume introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. Written by a distinguished Pre-Raphaelite painter, portraitist, and book illustrator, the treatment begins by explaining the construction of the figure, head, and limbs. Succeeding chapters illustrate these teachings with examples of images by the Old Masters, including paintings from the Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French, and British schools.
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Overview

This instructive volume introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. Written by a distinguished Pre-Raphaelite painter, portraitist, and book illustrator, the treatment begins by explaining the construction of the figure, head, and limbs. Succeeding chapters illustrate these teachings with examples of images by the Old Masters, including paintings from the Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French, and British schools.
The Birmingham Daily Post pronounced this volume "probably the most useful handbook for art students that has yet been published." Students at every level of expertise will benefit from its discourses on light and shade, monochrome study, still life in color, painting from life in monochrome, coloring a monochrome, and painting in color direct from life. Thirty-two full-color pages complement this new edition of a timeless guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486483580
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Series: Dover Art Instruction Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 613,664
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Part I
Introductory
I. A Method by which the Round Object can be Reduced to the Flat
II. Construction of the Figure
III. Construction of the Head
IV. Characterisation
V. The Arm and Hands--Legs
VI. Light and Shade
VII. Painting--Materials--Colours
VIII. Monochrome Study
IX. Textures in Monochrome
X. Still Life in Colour
XI. Silver and China in Colour
XII. Hints on Arrangement--Solecisms in Composition
XIII. Painting from Life in Monochrome
XIV. Colouring a Monochrome
XV. Painting in Colour direct from Life--Prepared and Direct Painting compared
 
Part II
I. Methods of the Masters
II. Italian Schools
III. The School of Titian
IV. The Italian School--continued
V. The Flemish School
VI. The Dutch School
VII. The Dutch School--continued
VIII. The Spanish School
IX. The French School
X. The British School
XI. The British School--continued
XII. On Copying
XIII. Analysis of Composition
XIV. A Few Words on the Study of Aesthetics
Index
 
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