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Artists' Techniques and Materials - (Guide to Imagery) by Antonella Fuga (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 384

Genre: Art

Series Title: Guide to Imagery

Format: Paperback

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum

Book theme: General

Author: Antonella Fuga

Language: English

Street Date: November 1, 2006
TCIN: 77841611
UPC: 9780892368600
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-0682

Description

An artist's materials--the bold brushstrokes of a Van Gogh oil painting, the sparkling gold leaf in a Byzantine mosaic, the fragile translucence of a porcelain vase--are not just the accessories of his or her work. They are the physical embodiment of the artist's creative vision and a reflection of the historical context in which they were used.
This latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series discusses the materials and processes used in eight media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. Within each of these categories, Antonella Fuga examines the range of materials and techniques that have developed over the centuries. For instance, in the chapter on drawing, she analyzes the use of charcoal, red chalk, and pastels, among other media. Capsule descriptions in the margins list essential information about the subject under discussion, and details of the artworks employed as examples are called out. The book concludes with a brief overview of contemporary techniques.
Richly illustrated with artworks from many of the world's important museums, this book provides art enthusiasts with new insights into the creation of many of the world's great masterpieces.
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