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In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Panoramas and Vertical Vistas, urban sketcher and art educator Mario Linhares gives a guided tour on how to explore and capture cityscapes, landscapes, and more in drawings from unique points of view. In this thorough yet accessible book, you'll learn how to: Improve your drawing skills and selectively translate what you see for maximum impact Fearlessly use your sketchbook as a laboratory for experimenting with various points of view and perspectives Consider the many options for visual approaches with work contributed by a wide variety of experienced sketchers Featuring eight special gatefold pages that showcase outsized images, The Urban Sketching Handbook: Panoramas and Vertical Vistas will show you how to heighten the visual drama of every subject. The Urban Sketching Handbook series offers location artists expert instruction on creative techniques, on-location tips and advice, and an abundance of visual inspiration. These handy references come in a compact, easy-to-carry format-perfect to toss in your backpack or artist's tote.
Green (True Colour) is a short course in unlocking your creative self - perfect for budding artists of all ages who are keen to try out different techniques and materials and begin their artistic journey.
Many people crave a creative outlet, but more often than not, don't know where to start. In Green (True Colour), Valentina Zucchi and Angela Leon invite you to nurture your creativity and build your confidence by taking inspiration from works of art that celebrate green - the colour of fertility, abundance and life.
Green (True Colour) imparts energy, relaxes, refreshes, cleanses and heals. It is ultimately a colour that belongs to nature and has always been loved by artists. Throughout the book, Valentina and Angela provide creative and fun prompts - many based on famous works of art - which will encourage you to draw or paint on the pages using various techniques. Packed with inspiration from the world's most celebrated artists, including Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Georges Seurat and more, you will discover the many meanings of green and just some of the ways it can be used to express your creative passion.
Many people crave a creative outlet, but more often than not, don't know where to start. In Yellow, Valentina Zucchi and Sylvie Bello invite you to nurture your creativity and build your confidence by taking inspiration from modern works of art that celebrate yellow, the most cheerful and inviting of colours.
Explore some of the many different yellows that artists have used over the years to give substance to the beauty of light, from precious gold to butterscotch and cadmium yellow.
Throughout the book, Valentina and Sylvie provide creative and fun prompts - many based on famous works of art - which will encourage you to draw or paint on the pages using various techniques. Packed with inspiration from the world's most celebrated artists, including Olafur Eliassoni, Vincent van Gogh, JMW Turner and more, you will discover the many shades of yellow and just some of the ways it can be used to convey meaning.
Yellow is a short course in unlocking your creative self - perfect for budding artists of all ages who are keen to try out different techniques and materials and begin their artistic journey.
Francis Bacon is considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century. A major exhibition of his paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2020 explores the role of animals in his work - not least the human animal. Having often painted dogs and horses, in 1969 Bacon first depicted bullfights. In this powerful series of works, the interaction between man and beast is dangerous and cruel, but also disturbingly intimate. Both are contorted in their anguished struggle, and the erotic lurks not far away: "Bullfighting is like boxing," Bacon once said. "A marvellous aperitif to sex." Twenty-two years later, a lone bull was to be the subject of his final painting. In this fascinating publication - a significant addition to the literature on Bacon - expert authors discuss Bacon's approach to animals and identify his varied sources of inspiration, which included wildlife photography and the motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge. They contend that, by considering animals in states of vulnerability, anger and unease, Bacon was able to lay bare the role of instinctual behaviour in the human condition.
Poussin's scenes of bacchanalian revelry, tripping maenads and skipping nymphs are often described as 'dancelike' and 'choreographed'. The artist's dancing pictures helped him develop a new approach to painting that would become the model for the French classical tradition. Shedding the sensuous, painterly manner of his early career, Poussin carved out the crisp, relief-like approach that characterized his mature work and set the precedent for three centuries of French art, from Le Brun and David to Cezanne and Picasso. He carried lessons learned from dance into every corner of his production. This book brings together a key group of paintings and drawings by Poussin, exploring the theme of dance and dancers in his production for the first time. Focusing on the dancing pictures created in Rome in the 1620s and 1630s, essays connect Poussin's interest in dance, his study of antiquities, and his formulation of a new classical style. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, this publication uses the prism of dance to cast Poussin in a new, fresh light.
This calendar features 12 works from the collections of the V&A by Edouard Benedictus (1878-1930), a leader of the Art Nouveau movement, widely known for his floral works. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Calling all coloring and horror fans! Step into the beautiful, macabre world of Francois Gautier in this intricate, detailed, and genuinely frightening coloring book. Color your way through the grim and gruesome world of Dark Art. Featuring elaborately detailed black line artwork of undead clowns, haunted skulls, bleeding hearts, and many other spine-tingling creations, this sinister and beautiful book is perfect for all horror fans with a taste for the macabre. Use color to bring life (or death) to the intricate and unique pieces throughout. They'll leave you dying for more....
'n Pragboek oor die skrywer se lewe as beeldende kunstenaar en vrou van die akteur Marius Weyers - is 'n ryklik geillustreerde rondleiding in die werkswinkel van 'n beeldhouer en liefhebber van woorde.
Learn how to combine driftwood, recycled metal and glass, everyday items as mundane as bottle tops and used teabags, and unusual materials such as barbed wire with conventional art media to create your own display art. Sculptural materials, from clay and wire to paper mache, building materials such as cement, and craft elements including beads and gold leaf, are also brought into creative play. Stunning commissioned photographs of all finished projects, amplified by clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, as well as further decorating ideas, will awaken the artist in everyone - a true inspiration to create your own masterpieces.
Close-up photos of plump apricots, juicy mangoes, crisp lettuce ... these are familiar to us all through cookery books and garden guides. But seeing fruit and vegetables as detailed art, viewed through eighteenth-century eyes, is something very different - and more interesting. Thanks to intrepid explorers and plant-hunters, Britain and the rest of Europe have long enjoyed a wide and wonderful array of fruit and vegetables. Some wealthy households even created orangeries and glasshouses for tender exotics and special pits in which to raise pineapples, while tomatoes, sweetcorn and runner beans from the New World expanded the culinary repertoire. This wealth of choice attracted interest beyond the kitchen and garden. In the 1730s, a prosperous Bavarian apothecary produced the first volume of a comprehensive A to Z of all available plants, meticulously documented, and lavishly illustrated by botanical artists. 'A Cornucopia of Fruit & Vegetables' is a glimpse into his world. It features exquisite illustrations of the edible plants in his historic treasury, allowing us to enjoy the sight of swan-necked gourds and horned lemons, smile at silkworms hovering over mulberries and delight at the quirkiness of 'strawberry spinach' ... a delicious medley of garden produce and exotics that will capture the imagination of gardeners and art-lovers alike.
At the beginning of 2020, just as global Covid-19 restrictions were coming into force, the artist David Hockney was at his house, studio and garden in Normandy. From there, he witnessed the arrival of spring, and recorded the blossoming of the surrounding landscape on his iPad, amedium he has been using for over a decade. Working outdoors was an antidote to the anxiety of the moment for Hockney - 'We need art, and I do think it can relieve stress,' he says. This uplifting publication - produced to accompany a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts - includes 116 of his new iPad paintings and shows to full effect Hockney's singular skill in capturing the exuberance of nature.
Discover the creative processes and intriguing inspirations behind the work of leading fantasy artist John Howe - conceptual designer on The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy - in this comprehensive practical art book. * Examines in fascinating detail over 150 of the artist's outstanding sketches, drawings and paintings, plus the techniques and stories behind each * Leads you step-by-step through a range of specially commissioned drawing and painting demonstrations that reveal John's renowned artistic approach in action. * Shares John's incredible collection of reference material, as he advises how to develop your own personal style of fantasy art. * Discusses the rewarding journey into fantasy art, from the first steps of building a compelling portfolio to book illustration, graphic novels and the big screen. This book will appeal to artists and fans of John Howe's work by leading you step-by-step through a range of specially commissioned demonstrations, sketches and finished paintings, some designed specifically for this book, that reveal John's renowned artistic approach in action, plus the techniques and stories behind each. It covers a wide range of subjects, beginning with the creative process, exploring where inspiration comes from, looking at narratives and themes, gathering reference materials, organizing your working environment, and protecting and storing artwork. Howe covers drawing materials and explores drawing and painting fantasy beings from initial inspiration and approaches to characters, symbolism and accoutrements. He begins by showing how to create different types of male and female archetypes, humans in action, armour and weapons, faces, expressions and hands, hair and costumes, and goes on to explain how to create different types of fantasy beasts: talons, wings, fangs and fire, and noble animals, interspersed throughout with exciting case studies. The book also explores fantasy landscapes and architecture and balancing light and dark atmospheres. The final section of the book provides further inspiration and guidance on presenting work in various forms, including film work, book covers and advertising, all areas John Howe has vast experience in. The foreword is written by groundbreaking film director Terry Gilliam, with an afterword by Alan Lee, John's partner on the conceptual design for The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and Oscar-winning illustrator.
Enjoy a time of creative worship and be reminded of God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11 as you work your way through this inspiring coloring book for adults. The 50 designs to color focus on God’s perfect plan and purpose for your life. It also includes gift tags, cards and bookmarks to color, cut and share. The thick, high-quality pages are suitable for a variety of media such as pencils, gel pens or paint. Since they are perforated, you can easily tear them out and share your artwork with friends and family.
This coloring book makes a great gift for anyone needing the assurance of God’s perfect plans for their lives. A presentation page in the front of the book allows you to write a personalized message for the recipient.
Relax after a busy day and add a creative dimension to your daily devotions as you color beautiful designs based on verses from Proverbs. There are 62 images to color and 4 pages of gift tags, bookmarks and cards that you can color, cut out and share. The high-quality stock paper gives you the freedom to use your favorite coloring supplies, without worrying about color bleeding through the pages. Perforated edges make it easy to tear out and frame or share your artworks. Gift the book to a loved one and add a personalized message on the specially designed presentation page.
Visited by millions around the world every year, discover the untold story of the history of the institution of the museum, one of mankind's most essential creations. Using examples of the greatest cultural institutions to shape the narrative, this book outlines the history of the museum movement, tracking the evolution from princely collections in Europe and the Enlightenment's classically inspired temples of curiosities, via the public museums of the late nineteenth century, on to today's global era oficonic buildings designed by the world's leading architects. Over the course of five chapters filled with stunning imagery that highlights the beauty of these venerated buildings, the origins of key institutions are revealed, including: Louvre Metropolitan Museum of Art British Museum Tate Modern Hermitage Guggenheim Smithsonian Institute Acropolis Museum Also outlined are the motivations of the architects, curators and patrons who have shaped how we experience the modern museum, a cast that includes names such as King George II, Napoleon, Henry Clay Frick, Peggy Guggenheim, Andrew Carnegie, Alfred Barr, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Serota and Zaha Hadid. By examining how these venues became intrinsic to our shared cultural experience, analysing the changing roles they play in society and questioning what the future holds in a digital age, this book is for anyone who has stood in awe at the spectacle of a museum.
Like spiral galaxies composed of millions of orbiting stars, the works of New York State-based artist Shinique Smith are graceful yet forceful combinations of many different materials and ideas. The wide range of inspirations that inform her artistic practice includes dance, Eastern spiritual philosophies, fashion, graffiti, music, childhood wonder, Japanese calligraphy, and poetry. Smith makes her sculptures, which hang from the ceiling or sit directly on the floor, by binding together an array of textiles, typically old clothing sourced from multiple locations, with knotted cords and ribbons. Tucked within the folds of fabric are seemingly unimportant items from everyday life such as artificial flowers, butterfly decals, and stuffed animals. In Smith's paintings, these elements intermingle with cloth fragments, bold calligraphic brushwork, and vivid waves of color to create energetic expressions of her personal history as well as a greater sense of cultural concern and cosmic connectivity. In addition to an introduction to Smith's work by Kathryn Delmez, curator of an accompanying exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the book includes a biography and bibliography of Shinique Smith, a statement by the artist (""Black Wonder and Rainbows""), and an interview with her conducted by Jen Mergel, the Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal, and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Delving into a hitherto unexplored aspect of Irish art history, Painting Dublin, 1886-1949 examines the depiction of Dublin by artists from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Artists' representations of the city have long been markers of civic pride and identity, yet in Ireland such artworks have been overlooked in favour of the rural and pastoral. Framed by the shift from city of empire to capital of an independent republic, this book examines artworks by Walter Osborne, Rose Barton, Jack B. Yeats, Harry Kernoff, Estella Solomons and Flora Mitchell, encompassing a variety of urban views and artistic themes. While Dublin is already renowned for its representation in literature, this book will demonstrate the many attractions it held for Ireland's artists, offering a vivid visualisation of the city's streets and inhabitants at a crucial time in its history. -- .
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