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Painting Masterclass
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexibinding
  • Publication: 06 June 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780500239957
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 199x242 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: £19.95

Painting Masterclass

£19.95

Creative Techniques of 100 Great Artists by Susie Hodge (Author)


Book Description

Painting Masterclass explores the act of vision of the world’s great artists, describing how their work was created to allow you to weave some of their magic into your own paintings. With detailed analyses and instructive creative tips sections, you can learn how to convey movement like Degas, apply acrylic like Twombly, and command colour like Matisse.

The book is organized 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.

About the Author

About Susie Hodge

Susie Hodge has written over 100 books on art, art history and artistic techniques. In addition, she hosts lectures, talks and practical workshops, and regularly appears on television and radio, as well as in documentaries. She has twice been named the No. 1 art writer by the Independent.



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