Artists' Techniques & Materials Paperback
An artist's materials - from the broad brushstrokes of a Van Gogh oil painting, the sparkling gold leaf of a Byzantine mosaic, to the fragile translucence of a porcelain vase - are not just the results of their work.
They are the physical embodiment of the artist's creative vision and a reflection of the historical context in which they were used. "Artists' Techniques and Materials" is an extensive and intriguing discussion of the materials and processes used in eight artistic media - painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, glass, and metalwork.
Chapters look at each of the topics, with a discussion of the range of materials and techniques that have developed through the centuries.
With its 400 full-colour illustrations, this volume is provides new insight into the creation of many of the world's greatest works of art.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, 400 full-colour illustrations
- Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
- Publication Date: 11/01/2007
- Category: Painting & art manuals
- ISBN: 9780892368600