An Artist's Handbook: Materials and Techniques

An Artist's Handbook: Materials and Techniques

by Margaret Krug


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An Artist's Handbook: Materials and Techniques by Margaret Krug

This practical reference book introduces basic materials and processes for drawing and painting. Each technique is clearly explained and discussed from its historical roots to contemporary practice. Students are encouraged to explore the methods from scratch, encountering the work through preparation of the wood panel or canvas, the mixing of pigments and the application of paint. Richly illustrated throughout with over 400 images—historical and contemporary examples of works as well as photographs of studio practice—this book is an indispensable reference for students and anyone engaged in finding out about drawing and painting materials and techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856695237
Publisher: King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date: 01/18/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Margaret Krug is a painter who has exhibited throughout the United States and in South America and Europe. She is the director of a painting, drawing, and art history program at the Spannocchia Foundation in Italy and Assistant Professor of painting and drawing at Parsons The New School of Design.

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