Painting Masterclass: Creative Techniques of 100 Great Artists
Thames & Hudson
Softcover | 24.8 x 2.4 x 20.8 cm | 288 pp
Thames & Hudson | 2019 | 9780500239957
The book is organised into seven chapters covering important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life, heads, fantasy and abstraction. Each chapter selects a cross section of artists and examines their practice in detail, using key paintings. Each artist is described through one of 100 selected masterpieces, plus a biographical profile and a practical look at the way the painting was made: the materials and technique, an examination of the ideas and inspiration behind its making and how the artist s life might reflect their concerns. Light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour and composition are all covered in detail. The book covers a broad historical and geographic sweep, and includes many of the most celebrated male and female artists.
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