Traditional Oil Painting Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present

ISBN-10: 0823030660

ISBN-13: 9780823030668

Edition: 2007

Authors: Virgil Elliott

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As more and more artists today look to the past, there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in painting realistically--in creating convincing illusions of three-dimensional depth on two dimensional surfaces. How did the Old Masters create their masterpieces? What kind of education allowed these great artists to create such beautiful work, and how can an artist learn these lessons today?Traditional Oil Paintinganswers those questions and many more. This comprehensive sourcebook explores the most advanced levels of oil painting, with full information on the latest scientific discoveries. Author and distinguished artist Virgil Elliott examines the many elements that let artists take the next step in their work: mental attitude, aesthetic considerations, the importance of drawing, principles of visual reality, materials, techniques, portraiture, photographic images versus visual reality, and color.Traditional Oil Paintinghelps artists master the secrets of realistic painting to create work that will rival that of the masters.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 8/7/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 8.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Virgil Elliott is a world-respected painter and writer. He is included in the Art Renewal Center's Gallery of Living Masters and one of only twenty-four artists worldwide with certification from the American Portrait Society. A Signature Member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and the Society of Western Artists, and the chairman of the ASTM International Task Group on Artists' Pastels, he lives in Pennegrove, California.

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