Renaissance Composition and Painting Techniques

A Guide for Painters

Author: Chris Ridgway

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9780994529718

Category: Photography

Page: 124

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"Renaissance Composition and Painting Techniques by Chris Ridgway" is a book for painters and fine artists who wish to learn the basics of composing and painting pictures in the style of the Renaissance artists. It is extensively illustrated with examples from the Renaissance masters, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Andrea Mantegna, and Raphael.Examples are given of the salient points relating to Renaissance composition and the book also provides a guide to Renaissance painting techniques such as grisaille underpainting and painting with glazes. The Appendix also contains information on drawing in perspective, silverpoint drawing, and the author's own thoughts as to what the young Leonardo da Vinci may have looked like.This book is the result of extensive research and practice by the author. He was prompted to produce the book due to a lack of available books that deal with the practical aspects of Renaissance composition for paintings.This book contains over 80 colour and 30 black and white images. It is suitable for the advanced beginner and intermediate artist. This book does not teach you how to draw. A basic ability to draw a representation of what you see in front of you is assumed.

Albrecht Dürer and the Venetian Renaissance

Author: Katherine Crawford Luber,Albrecht Dürer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521562881

Category: Art

Page: 268

View: 1876

Albrecht Dürer and the Venetian Renaissance examines twenty-five paintings by the German artist in an effort to reevaluate his relationship to contemporary Italian art and his status as a painter. Providing a technical analysis of these works, Katherine Crawford Luber explains how Dürer appropriated Venetian techniques and suggests that the artist was engaged in the exploration of an atmospheric, coloristic perspective. Luber also demonstrates how the Venetian alternative to 'scientific' perspective was integrated not only in Dürer's late paintings, but also in his later graphic oeuvre, which necessitates a reassessment of the critical partition of his painted and graphic work. Emphasizing Dürer's careful working methods, Luber argues that technique is an interpretable and critically important aspect of art works that should be integrated into mainstream art historical studies.

Magic and Showmanship

A Handbook for Conjurers

Author: Henning Nelms

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136787

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 322

View: 3538

Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants.

The Annotated Mona Lisa

A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740768729

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 6437

Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

English Fairy Tales

Author: Joseph Jacobs

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120163

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Treasury of 43 stories by great turn-of-the-century folklorist with a gift for fine narration includes "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Nix Nought Nothing," "Teeny-Tiny," and many more. 65 illustrations.

The Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121984

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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Chesterton's second novel chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, a Roman Catholic, and an atheist, whose fanatically held opinions inspire a host of comic adventures. Introduction by Martin Gardner.

Tao of Composition

Author: Stuart Kantor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595284388

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 650

With the Tao of Composition, no longer does producing a paper become a tedious process filled with endless redundancies and plagiarism. Now students can learn and apply a basic organizational structure to their writing without wondering how to construct the basic elements of any academic essay. No longer will you have to sit in front of the computer the night before the paper is due and regurgitate stream-of-consciousness drivel connected loosely with evidence.

Painting in Renaissance Florence, 1500-1550

Author: David Franklin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300083998

Category: Art

Page: 273

View: 4027

"The book provides a detailed account of the critical period from about 1500 when Leonardo returned to Florence, to the publication in 1550 of Vasari's first edition of the Lives of the Artists. With penetrating analyses of careers, influences and specific paintings, Franklin isolates two main strands in Renaissance Florentine painting. He brings to light the passionate rivalry between a deeply localized attitude towards art exemplified by Michelangelo and Leonardo and climaxing in the work of Pontormo, and a style influenced by the Roman art of Raphael which Vasari tried with some success to import into Florence. For the former group, life drawing and expressive human form were at the heart of their enterprise, while for the latter, it was superficial narrative arranged for decorative effect.

Self-Working Mental Magic

Author: Karl Fulves

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156575

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 144

View: 300

Sixty-seven sure-fire mental feats to delight and mystify: mind reading with cards, instant ESP, identifying the owners of objects given to you in random order, number prediction, much more. 73 illustrations.

The Flying Inn

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147061

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Hilarious romp in which pub owner Humphrey Hump and friend take to the road in a donkey cart filled with rum and cheese, inveighing against Prohibition and other "oppressive forms of modernity."


or, The Lives of the Norse Kings

Author: Snorri Sturluson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137872

Category: History

Page: 832

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Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles reigns of 16 high kings, including Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Viking roving gives way to Christianity, unification of Norway. Over 130 illustrations and 5 maps.

The Gods of Greece and Rome

Author: Talfourd Ely

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120341

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7164

The characters of this rich history range from famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs, each with individual chapters recounting both the Greek origins and the later Roman adaptations.

True Tales of the South at War

How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived, 1861-1865

Author: Clarence Poe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613931X

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9411

DIVTreasury of reminiscences includes battlefield correspondence, diary entries, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record. /div

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Francis James Child

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152839

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads 54–113.

Introduction to Italian Poetry

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Luciano Rebay

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121828

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 3980

Treasury of 34 poems by Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, d'Annunzio, Montale, Quasimodo, and others. Full Italian text with literal translation on facing pages. Biographical, critical commentary on each poet. Introduction. 21 black-and-white illustrations.

Introduction to German Poetry

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Gustave Mathieu,Guy Stern

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121798

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 5382

Over 40 poems by Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Hölderlin, Brecht, and other masters. Full German text plus literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical and critical commentary on each poet. 34 portraits. Introduction.