Strokes of Genius 4 - The Best of Drawing: Exploring Line

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Art, inspiration and insights from 100+ modern-day masters!

Line is arguably the most fundamental and direct element in art, and also the most expressive—as personal as handwriting. Strokes of Genius 4 explores the artistic linework of more than 100 contemporary masters. These artists tell the stories of their varied subjects through strong verticals and sweeping diagonals, quick staccatos and loose, sensuous strokes. Captions share insights on how they use line to lead the eye,...

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Overview

Art, inspiration and insights from 100+ modern-day masters!

Line is arguably the most fundamental and direct element in art, and also the most expressive—as personal as handwriting. Strokes of Genius 4 explores the artistic linework of more than 100 contemporary masters. These artists tell the stories of their varied subjects through strong verticals and sweeping diagonals, quick staccatos and loose, sensuous strokes. Captions share insights on how they use line to lead the eye, create movement, reveal character, and add depth, drama and texture.

Inside you'll find:

  • Art and inspiration from more than 100 of today's best artists
  • 140 masterful pieces in charcoal, pencil, pastel, pen and more
  • Diverse subject matter: portraits, landscapes, still life, figures and animals
  • Styles ranging from minimalism to photorealism
From quick sketches to full rendered artwork, Strokes of Genius 4 offers fresh ideas and unique perspectives to fuel artists in any medium.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440313011
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 10/25/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 623,637
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Rubin Wolf is the longtime editor of North Light's popular Splash book series as well as Strokes of Genius. She has edited dozens of other art books and also writes for Art Connoisseur Magazine.

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