Artists' Techniques & Materials, Paperback Book

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, 400 full-colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Painting & art manuals
  • ISBN: 9780892368600

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