Painters on Painting

Famous artists discuss their aims, methods, techniques, other artists, and much more in unique compilation spanning 7 centuries of Western art.

Author: Eric Protter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486299419

Category: Art

Page: 294

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Famous artists discuss their aims, methods, techniques, other artists, and much more in unique compilation spanning 7 centuries of Western art. Michelangelo's account of painting the Sistine Chapel, Picasso's motivation for creating "Guernica," many other insights from da Vinci, Chagall, Rubens, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Manet, Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Matisse, and Pollock. 68 illustrations.

Painters on Painting

Author: Carel Weight

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Poets on Painters

I think this is a book that many painters might well read with pleasure.'--Christopher Reid, Times Literary Supplement

Author: J. D. McClatchy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520069714

Category: Art

Page: 228

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An anthology of essays by such notables as W.B. Yeats, Gertrude Stein, and W.H. Auden offer their views on painting and works by such great painters as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Matisse

Robert Medley on Rubens The Ascent of Calvary

Author: Robert Medley

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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Page: 32

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Painters on Painting Volume 3

Author: Carel WEIGHT

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Category: Art criticism

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The Art of Painting and the Lives of Painters

Author: Roger de Piles

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Category: Painters

Page: 480

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Painters Paintings and Books

Apart from mural painting (which we will examine later), other grounds have also
been used for painting: wood,leather, ... period, one of which shows Homay and
Homayun.113 Examples of Iranian paintings on cloth are nevertheless very rare.

Author: Yves Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000164705

Category: Art

Page: 264

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The work aims at bringing the Persian texts into the study of the arts and technology of the Indo-lranian world – an approach much neglected so far. Drawing upon Persian sources (both from Iran and India), viz., technical treatises, historical chronicles and poetical texts, the work deals with painting and the art of book making during twelfth to nineteenth century. The introduction presents the geographical and chronological dimensions of the study. After a brief history of Persian painting before the twelfth century, the book discusses mural painting, manuscripts, origin of paper and its fabrication, the composition of the page, colours/pigments used in the paintings, painting subjects, bookbinding, etc. The painter, man and artist, his origin, his training, his status, aesthetics and taste, his workshop and its organisation and distribution of tasks therein, modular construction of the manuscripts, library, the caligraphy surrounding the painting, its illuminations and binding are all analysed. In fact the book reconstructs the entire process of making an illustrated manuscript from its ground work to its binding. Persian text and illustrations enhance the utility of the work.

The Principles of Painting

Author: Roger de Piles

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Category: Painters

Page: 300

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American Painters on Technique

This book, like the authors' previous volume on American painting techniques from the colonial period to 1860, is based on descriptions of the materials and methods that painters used, as found in artists' notebooks, painting manuals, ...

Author: Lance Mayer

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606061356

Category: Art

Page: 298

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This second volume in the American Painter's on Technique series is the first overview of an important but largely unknown aspect of American art from 1860 to 1945. The study is based primarily on firsthand descriptions of the materials and techniques that artists used to make paintings. The book is into two parts: 1860 to 1910 and 1910 to 1945. Between 1860 and 1910, the predominant theme is the increased number of Americans who traveled to Europe for instruction, resulting in an explosion of transplanted techniques. The period 1910 to 1945, was marked by a fundamental change in the attitudes of painters toward their materials. An epilogue summarizes the lessons American painters' experiences over 250 years can hold for contemporary artists interested in the longterm preservation of their paintings.

Talking Painting

Each chapter consists of an article about the artist's work, selected by the artist and an interview of the artist by David Ryan.

Author: David Ryan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415276290

Category: Art

Page: 251

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Each chapter consists of an article about the artist's work, selected by the artist and an interview of the artist by David Ryan.

Hints to Young Painters and the Process of Portrait painting

Author: Thomas Sully

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Category: Painting

Page: 49

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The Cubist Painters

This is a new, authoritative translation and critical edition of one of the twentieth-century's most important and poetically resonant books on Picasso, Braque, Cubism, and the beginnings of modern art.

Author: Guillaume Apollinaire

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520243545

Category: Art

Page: 234

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This is a new, authoritative translation and critical edition of one of the twentieth-century's most important and poetically resonant books on Picasso, Braque, Cubism, and the beginnings of modern art.

Painters of Reality

Reexamining the subject in light of copious subsequent scholarship, the authors of this volume contribute major essays that define and discuss naturalism as it appeared in both Lombard paintings and drawings.

Author: Andrea Bayer

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588391175

Category: Art

Page: 257

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Largely as a result of Leonardo's innovative work for the Sforza court in Milan, a rich vein of naturalism developed in North Italian art during the late fifteenth century. Questioning the strongly classicizing, idealized style dominant in areas south of the Apennines, artists in the region of Lombardy turned to an investigation of the natural world based on direct observation and adherence to strict visual truth. This heritage of realism continued to be of key importance for more than two hundred years, finding its greatest expression in the art of Caravaggio and eventually influencing the course of Baroque painting throughout Europe. Religious scenes, portraits, and landscapes were all transformed by this new naturalism, which also spurred an interest in still lifes and genre scenes as subjects for paintings. Painters of Reality, titled after an influential exhibition held in Milan more than fifty years ago, is the first study in English of this major aspect of Italian art. Reexamining the subject in light of copious subsequent scholarship, the authors of this volume contribute major essays that define and discuss naturalism as it appeared in both Lombard paintings and drawings. There is also a fresh consideration of the Northern Italian predecessors whose influence is apparent, either directly or indirectly, in the paintings of Caravaggio. More detailed discussions of the subject center on the precise elements that constituted Leonardo's "hypernaturalism"; the important schools of painting that arose in Brescia, Bergamo, Cremona, and Milan; and Caravaggio's most notable successors in northern Italy, who kept Lombard realism alive into the eighteenth century. Map, artists' biographies, bibliography, and index are also included. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

The Paintings of Joan Mitchell

This exquisitely illustrated volume and the exhibition that it accompanies restore Joan Mitchell to her rightful place in the history of American artists--one of the few women among the first-rank Abstract Expressionist painters. 145 ...

Author: Jane Livingston

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520235703

Category: Art

Page: 237

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This exquisitely illustrated volume and the exhibition that it accompanies restore Joan Mitchell to her rightful place in the history of American artists--one of the few women among the first-rank Abstract Expressionist painters. 145 illustrations, 85 in color.

What Painting Is

In What Painting Is, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history.

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135958521

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Unlike many books on painting that usually talk about art or painters, James Elkins’ compelling and original work focuses on alchemy, for like the alchemist, the painter seeks to transform and be transformed by the medium. In What Painting Is, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history. Alchemy provides a magical language to explore what it is a painter really does in her or his studio - the smells, the mess, the struggle to control the uncontrollable, the special knowledge only painters hold of how colours will mix, and how they will look. Written from the perspective of a painter-turned-art historian, What Painting Is is like nothing you have ever read about art.

Painted Folklore and Folklore Painters of India

In 1938 , for example , he did wall - paintings for Dvārikādhisha temple and , in
1947 , he painted Brij Vilās in Kusum Sarovar , a palace of Māharājā of Bharatpur
. Fateh Nivās of Chittorgarh also has some paintings painted by him . He worked
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Author: Om Prakash Joshi

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

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Category: Folk art

Page: 119

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Conservation of Easel Paintings

Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century Paintings on Copper, Slate and Marble. London.
Health and Safety Executive (2009). A Guide to Health and Safety Regulation in
Great Britain, 4th edition. Health and Safety Executive. Hearn, K., ed. (1995).

Author: Joyce Hill Stoner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136000429

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 928

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Conservation of Easel Paintings is the first comprehensive text on the history, philosophy, and methods of treatment of easel paintings that combines both theory with practice. With contributions from an international group of experts and interviews with important artists, this volume provides an all-encompassing guide to necessary background knowledge in technical art history, artists' materials, scientific methods of examination and documentation, with sections that present varying approaches and methods for treatment, including consolidation, lining, cleaning, retouching, and varnishing. The book concludes with a section featuring issues of preventive conservation, storage, shipping, exhibition, lighting, safety issues, and public outreach. Conservation of Easel Paintings is a crucial resource in the training of conservation students and will provide generations of practicing paintings conservators and interested art historians, curators, directors, collectors, dealers, artists, and students of art and art history with invaluable information and guidance.

Early Chinese Texts on Painting

A glossary of terms and an appendix containing brief biographies of 270 artists and critics add to the usefulness of this volume.

Author: Susan Bush

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888139738

Category: Art

Page: 416

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For students of Chinese art and culture this anthology has proven invaluable since its initial publication in 1985. It collects important Chinese writings about painting, from the earliest examples through the fourteenth century, allowing readers to see how the art of this rich era was seen and understood in the artists’ own times. Some of the texts in this treasury fall into the broad category of aesthetic theory; some describe specific techniques; some discuss the work of individual artists. The texts are presented in accurate and readable translations, and prefaced with artistic and historical background information to the formative periods of Chinese theory and criticism. A glossary of terms and an appendix containing brief biographies of 270 artists and critics add to the usefulness of this volume.

Art Ophthalmology

Author: Philippe Lanthony

Publisher: Wayenborgh Publishing

ISBN: 9062994601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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Mughal Painters and Their Work

This is the first comprehensive book of reference on the work of the nearly 300 Mughal painters whose names are known to us.The painters who worked in the court ateliers of Humayun, Akber, Jahangir and Shah Jahan, often produced work in ...

Author: Professor of History (Retired) Verma

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Art

Page: 438

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The Mughal school of painting (mid-sixteenth to seventeenth centuries) produced a body of work of great distinction. This is the first comprehensive book of reference on the work of the nearly 300 Mughal painters whose names are known to us.The painters who worked in the court ateliers of Humayun, Akber, Jahangir and Shah Jahan, often produced work in collaboration. Unlike artists of the European Renaissance tradition, they did not as a matter of course sign their names on their work. Hence the inscriptions that exist on paintings ofthe period require careful scrutiny to determine whether they are genuine signatures or merely contemporary ascriptions. The key to this lies in the form of the inscription: only if the name is accompanied by a ritual phrase of self-abasement such as "thin humble slave" or "dust at the foot of theemperor", can it be taken to be a signature. This convention has not been sufficiently recognized, and in several cases, attibutions have been erroneously made to artists on the basis of their name alone appearing on the painting. Hence, the correct reading and interpretation of the inscriptionsis of central importance to our knowledge of the work of the painters of this school.This catalogue provides, in addition to the standard categories of information on each painting, a scholarly and informed assessment of all the inscriptions on the paintings, several of which are published here for the first time. All inscriptions are given in transliterated form wherever possible;in those cases where the author has not had access to the painting, the published version is provided even if only in translation. All paintings that have been signed by the artist, or are ascribed to him in contemporary inscriptions, are listed under the painter's name in chronological order.Unsigned paintings, or those without a contemporary endorsement, have not been included, unless respectable scholarly opinion has assigned the work to an individual. However, all such attributions are accompanied by a query against the entry. Many ascriptions, till now accepted as being genuine,have proved on closer scrutiny to be either forged or later than the date of the painting.Information about individual artists has been gleaned from original texts (principally Persian historical sources) and is placed together to reconstruct biographical sketches which introduce each entry; this is supplemented by the evidence of the artist's own work.Part I consists of an Introduction which acts out the scope of the catalogue, and provides a historical and artistic context for the work of these painters. Part II contains the catalogue, and is followed by a plate section (Part III) of over fifty miniatures that illustrate the development of theMughal school. The Bibliography, glossary and two indexes further enhance the value of this indispensable reference work.