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Strokes of Genius 3 - The Best of Drawing: Fresh Perspectives (PagePerfect NOOK Book)
     

Strokes of Genius 3 - The Best of Drawing: Fresh Perspectives (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Rachel Rubin Wolf
 

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"Drawing is the connection between eye, heart and hand."
--Linda Wesner

Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists in any medium, a wonderfully direct means of expression and the driving inspiration behind this provoking collection. Strokes of Genius 3 celebrates drawing as an art form in its own right, featuring work from 95 of today's brightest

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"Drawing is the connection between eye, heart and hand."
--Linda Wesner

Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists in any medium, a wonderfully direct means of expression and the driving inspiration behind this provoking collection. Strokes of Genius 3 celebrates drawing as an art form in its own right, featuring work from 95 of today's brightest artists.

In this brilliant collection of drawings, 95 contemporary artists explore the subjects that touch their hearts and discuss how they capture them in their medium of choice. In addition to traditional pencil, charcoal and ink, you'll find a number of scratchboard, colored pencil and mixed-media works. Subject matter ranges from timeworn city architecture to portraits of beloved dogs, including such perennial favorites as landscapes, harbor scenes, flowers, still life, the human figure and more.

  • 140 world-class drawings, from simple, direct sketches to meticulously layered works of art selected from thousands of submissions
  • Exciting mix of styles, mediums and techniques, presented in subject-specific chapters: Town & County, Portraits, Pets, Still Life, The Human Figure and Wildlife
  • Artists' commentary on the concepts and techniques behind each piece
To further explore the "Fresh Perspectives" theme, each featured artist was asked to finish the phrase, "Drawing is...." Their responses, scattered throughout, add yet another dimension to this book:

"Drawing is a moment of poetry."

"Drawing is to art what physics is to science."

"Drawing is art stripped to its bare bones."

Above all, it is the art itself that will cause you to keep this volume handy on the coffee table or bookshelf for when you want to curl up, look at the world through these artists' eyes, and come away with a more vivid sense of what drawing is--or can be--to you. Whether you are an artist in search of fresh inspiration or a connoisseur fascinated by great artwork and the processes behind it, Strokes of Genius 3 promises many pleasurable hours of browsing, appreciation and discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440320736
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
25 MB
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Meet the Author

Rachel Rubin Wolf is a freelance editor and artist. She has edited and written many fine art books for North Light Books, including Watercolor Secrets; the Splash: The Best of Watercolor series; the Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing series; The Best of Wildlife Art (editions 1 and 2); The Best of Portrait Painting; Best of Flower Painting 2; The Acrylic Painter’s Book of Styles & Techniques; Painting Ships, Shores and the Sea; and Painting the Many Moods of Light. She also has acquired numerous fine art book projects for North Light Books and has contributed to magazines such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Wildlife Art and Plein Air. Wolf lives in Maineville, Ohio.

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