Light for the Artist

Light for the Artist

by Ted Seth Jacobs

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ISBN-13: 9780486779980
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Series: Dover Art Instruction
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 746,843
File size: 52 MB
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About the Author

Ted Seth Jacobs has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Art Students League, and the New York Academy of Art. His work has appeared in galleries and museums around the world.

Table of Contents

Intermediate and advanced art students receive a broad vocabulary of effects with this in-depth study of light. The guide offers detailed descriptions that start with the basics—the direction of light, reflections, and shadows—and advance to studies of light in natural and manipulated situations. Examinations of subtler light effects include foreshortening, field effects, multiple light sources, colored light, depicting the light source, and the behavior of light on shiny surfaces.
Lavishly illustrated with diagrams and paintings, this volume applies its principles to figure, still life, and landscape paintings. Author Ted Seth Jacobs stresses the importance of comparing real-life vision to the canvas, since no system of rules can substitute for close and careful observation. Jacobs points out common errors, suggest light effects that artists should keep in mind, and discusses how preconceptions can be put aside in order to see the world more clearly.
Dover (2104) republication of the edition originally published by Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1988.

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