Colour and Abstraction, Paperback Book


Colour and Abstraction looks at how colour was liberated from its subservient role to drawing in developing pictorial space, and how - with traditional roles broken - abstraction was born, allowing a more vibrant use of colour. As a practical book, it explores how paint can determine the colour and drawing within a painting, especially in relation to how expressive, cool, gestural, tactile or intense the work will be. This, in turn, can determine the kind of pictorial space that the artist uses, moving both toward and away from depiction. This new book encourages you to understand how colour relates to abstraction, and create a method of painting that challenges and advances your own style.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 194 colour photographs
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: Painting & art manuals
  • ISBN: 9781785000317

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