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.

The Discovery of Pictorial Composition

Theories of Visual Order in Painting 1400-1800

Author: Thomas Puttfarken

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300081565

Category: Art

Page: 332

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In this illuminating book, art historian Thomas Puttfarken examines how pictorial composition and attitudes toward it changed between the early Renaissance and the beginning of the nineteenth century. Before 1600, a paintings overall composition was hardly ever discussed. As far as art theory and criticism were concerned, pictorial composition was a "discovery" of the seventeenth century, the author explains. In the first part of the book, Puttfarken investigates why pictorial composition did not figure in earlier accounts of the art. In Italy artists and patrons focused on large-scale wall paintings or altarpieces and on the presentation of life-size saints or protagonists whose physical proportions and interactions in narratives were considered more important than notions of overall effect or pictorial format. The second part of the book discusses the discovery of composition and Its consequences for both the theory and practice of painting, understood as the production of tableaux, or easel pictures. Puttfarken considers the effects on paintings of size, location, perspective, and relief, the relationship between ground and figures and between image and frame, and the different traditions defining Italian and Northern art. For readers with an interest in the theory and history of European art, this book is full of rich insights and fresh analyses.

Painting of the Renaissance

Author: Manfred Wundram

Publisher: Taschen America Llc


Category: Art

Page: 159

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This penetrating study of one of the most fruitful epochs in European art presents the Renaissance not simply as the rebirth of classical styles, but also as the period that saw ""the invasion of man and his world into the domain of the arts"".

Das Buch von der Kunst

oder Tractat der Malerei des Cennino Cennini da Colle di Valdelsa

Author: Cennino Cennini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783741112171


Page: 220

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Das Buch von der Kunst - oder Tractat der Malerei des Cennino Cennini da Colle di Valdelsa ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1871. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

Tao of Composition

Author: Stuart Kantor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595284388

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 7485

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.

Making Renaissance Art

Author: Kim Woods

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300121896

Category: Art

Page: 314

View: 7977

This book explores key themes in the making of Renaissance painting, sculpture, architecture, and prints: the use of specific techniques and materials, theory and practice, change and continuity in artistic procedures, conventions and values. It also reconsiders the importance of mathematical perspective, the assimilation of the antique revival, and the illusion of life. Embracing the full significance of Renaissance art requires understanding how it was made. As manifestations of technical expertise and tradition as much as innovation, artworks of this period reveal highly complex creative processes--allowing us an inside view on the vexed issue of the notion of a renaissance.

Vasari on Technique

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149161

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 1397

Sixteenth-century painter reveals technical secrets: gilding, stained glass, casting, painter's materials, much more. Most detailed, valuable sourcebook of Renaissance methods. 29 illustrations.

Geheimes Wissen

verlorene Techniken der alten Meister wiederentdeckt

Author: David Hockney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896604057


Page: 328

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Albrecht Dürer and the Venetian Renaissance

Author: Katherine Crawford Luber,Albrecht Dürer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521562881

Category: Art

Page: 268

View: 888

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.

Painting in Renaissance Florence, 1500-1550

Author: David Franklin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300083998

Category: Art

Page: 273

View: 6063

"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.

How to Paint Like a Renaissance Master

Author: Bob Henry

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499657241

Category: Art

Page: 122

View: 1191

It should be the goal of any artist to emulate the great artists that came before them. We should realize that no one is an island, and our work, no matter how creative and beautiful, is the product of a lifetime of influences. The greatest artists in history, including the greats of the Renaissance, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others, took in the art of the time and the art of their predecessors, added to it and expanded it, put their own spin on things, and in turn created great art that benefited from this influence. We can do the same. You, too, can follow in their footsteps. With the help of this book, you will learn from the masters as if you are apprenticing with them. Learn the basics of oil painting, copy the master's paintings, and eventually you will finish their unfinished works, and then paint your own masterpiece. You will learn the stories of great Renaissance artists such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli and Titian. You will learn how to paint like them by studying step by step how to copy their works, which will give you the skills and confidence of a master of painting. Are you ready to paint like a Renaissance master?ContentsIntroduction– How to paint like a Renaissance masterChapter 1 Who Were the Renaissance Masters?– Leonardo da Vinci– Michelangelo Buonarroti– Raphael Sanzio– Sandro Botticelli– Titian– How did Renaissance artists paint?Chapter 2 Apprenticeship Begins: Learning the Art– Get to know the art and materials– Paint, medium, brushes, supports– All about colorChapter 3 Advanced Apprentice: Copying Methods and Techniques– Learn how to paint– Copy the master's paintings– Leonardo's Lady With an Ermine– Michelangelo's Creation of Adam– Raphael's Madonna of the ChairChapter 4 Journeyman Level: Work With the Master– Composition, elements of a painting– Work on parts of the master's paintings– Titian's Cupid in Sacred and Profane Love– Botticelli's Venus in Birth of Venus– Finish unfinished artworks– Leonardo's Saint JeromeChapter 5 Master Level– Paint your own masterpiece– How to paint colors and textures

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: 4898

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.

Painting Techniques of the Masters

Author: Hereward Lester Cooke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 269

View: 2384

Reproductions of masterpieces accompanied by concise descriptions provide insight into the techniques and styles of the great artists who have emerged since the Renaissance

Der Hofmann

Author: Baldassare Castiglione

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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