• Art

What Painting Is


Author: James Elkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113595853X
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 1752
Unlike many books on painting that usually talk about art or painters, James Elkins’ compelling and original work focuses on alchemy, for like the alchemist, the painter seeks to transform and be transformed by the medium. In What Painting Is, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history. Alchemy provides a magical language to explore what it is a painter really does in her or his studio - the smells, the mess, the struggle to control the uncontrollable, the special knowledge only painters hold of how colours will mix, and how they will look. Written from the perspective of a painter-turned-art historian, What Painting Is is like nothing you have ever read about art.

    • House & Home

The Natural Paint Book


Author: Lynn Edwards,Julia Lawless
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875969145
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 2174
Citing a high number of pollutants in today's indoor environments, a comprehensive guide to making organic, all-natural paint and finish alternatives offers step-by-step instructions on how to convert readily available ingredients. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Magic Painting Book


Author: Fiona Watt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781409581888
Category:
Page: 32
View: 9605
Open this book to see stylish, black and white illustrations... then brush water over them using the aqua pen provided to see them change before your very eyes, as a rainbow of colours magically reveal themselves and bring each scene to life. Those that remember the first incarnation of magic painting will be thrilled to see it return in this stylish, updated version; those who don't will have the pleasure at marvelling at it for the first time! Fantastic artwork brings an old favourite bang up to date. A gatefold back cover folds out so that you can slip it underneath the page you're working on, and protect the page beneath.

    • House & Home

House Painting Inside & Out


Author: Mark Dixon,Bob Heidt
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561581658
Category: House & Home
Page: 151
View: 6250
Explains the basics of house painting, from preparing to work to interior and exterior painting techniques, to using the right tools and cleaning up

    • Art

Brave Intuitive Painting-Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold!

Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style
Author: Flora S. Bowley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1592537685
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 6080
Adopt a spontaneous, bold, and fearless approach to painting as a process of discovery—one that results in lush and colorful finished works that will beg to be displayed. This inspiring and encouraging book for both novice and experienced painters teaches how to create colorful, exciting, expressive paintings through a variety of techniques, combining basic, practical painting principles with innovative personal self-expression. Flora S. Bowley's fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that “You don't begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold.” Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, re-start, wipe away, and change courses many times along the way. Unexpected and unique compositions, color combinations, and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear. —Learn techniques for working with vibrant color and avoiding mud. —Make rich and varied marks with a variety of unexpected tools. —Break compositional rules. —Embrace nonattachment as a way to keep exploring. —Keep momentum by moving your body and staying positive. —Work with what's working to let go of struggle. —Connect more deeply to the world around you to stay inspired. —Embrace layers to create rich complex paintings. —Find rhythm by spiraling between chaos and order.

    • Philosophy

Rainbow Painting

A Collection of Miscellaneous Aspects of Development and Completion
Author: Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
ISBN: 9789627341222
Category: Philosophy
Page: 210
View: 6614
Saturated with direct, pithy instructions, Rainbow Painting presents the very quintessence of the Buddhist Spiritual approach through the authentic personal experience of one of the greatest living meditation masters.Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche expresses what he himself has undergone, instructing us in a complete manner of training. To attain enlightenment we must experience our innate nature. The ultimate object of realization, the natural state of mind, unmistakenly and exactly as it is, need not be sought for elsewhere but is present within ourselves. Stability in this unexcelled state of unity is not achieved by separating what we know from what we do.This book contains astute instructions that address these key points of spirituality.

    • Art

The Lost Painting

The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
Author: Jonathan Harr
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588364890
Category: Art
Page: 288
View: 8527
An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries. The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, moving from one rooming house to another, constantly in and out of jail, all the while painting works of transcendent emotional and visual power. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn’t alter his violent temperament. His rage finally led him to commit murder, forcing him to flee Rome a hunted man. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances. Caravaggio scholars estimate that between sixty and eighty of his works are in existence today. Many others–no one knows the precise number–have been lost to time. Somewhere, surely, a masterpiece lies forgotten in a storeroom, or in a small parish church, or hanging above a fireplace, mistaken for a mere copy. Prizewinning author Jonathan Harr embarks on an spellbinding journey to discover the long-lost painting known as The Taking of Christ–its mysterious fate and the circumstances of its disappearance have captivated Caravaggio devotees for years. After Francesca Cappelletti stumbles across a clue in that dusty archive, she tracks the painting across a continent and hundreds of years of history. But it is not until she meets Sergio Benedetti, an art restorer working in Ireland, that she finally manages to assemble all the pieces of the puzzle. Told with consummate skill by the writer of the bestselling, award-winning A Civil Action, The Lost Painting is a remarkable synthesis of history and detective story. The fascinating details of Caravaggio’s strange, turbulent career and the astonishing beauty of his work come to life in these pages. Harr’s account is not unlike a Caravaggio painting: vivid, deftly wrought, and enthralling. ". . . Jonathan Harr has gone to the trouble of writing what will probably be a bestseller . . . rich and wonderful. . .in truth, the book reads better than a thriller because, unlike a lot of best-selling nonfiction authors who write in a more or less novelistic vein (Harr's previous book, A Civil Action, was made into a John Travolta movie), Harr doesn't plump up hi tale. He almost never foreshadows, doesn't implausibly reconstruct entire conversations and rarely throws in litanies of clearly conjectured or imagined details just for color's sake. . .if you're a sucker for Rome, and for dusk. . .[you'll] enjoy Harr's more clearly reported details about life in the city, as when--one of my favorite moments in the whole book--Francesca and another young colleague try to calm their nerves before a crucial meeting with a forbidding professor by eating gelato. And who wouldn't in Italy? The pleasures of travelogue here are incidental but not inconsiderable." --The New York Times Book Review "Jonathan Harr has taken the story of the lost painting, and woven from it a deeply moving narrative about history, art and taste--and about the greed, envy, covetousness and professional jealousy of people who fall prey to obsession. It is as perfect a work of narrative nonfiction as you could ever hope to read." --The Economist From the Hardcover edition.

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

A Family Encyclopaedia

Or, An Explanation of Words and Things Connected with All the Arts and Sciences ...
Author: George Crabb
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: 412
View: 7495

    • Art

Landscape Painting

Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice
Author: Mitchell Albala
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823008347
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 9097
Because nature is so expansive and complex, so varied in its range of light, landscape painters often have to look further and more deeply to find form and structure, value patterns, and an organized arrangement of shapes. In Landscape Painting, Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur, complexity, and color dynamics into convincing representations of space and light. Concise, practical, and inspirational, Landscape Painting focuses on the greatest challenges for the landscape artist, such as: • Simplification and Massing: Learn to reduce nature's complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form's basic masses and shapes.• Color and Light: Explore color theory as it specifically applies to the landscape, and learn the various strategies painters use to capture the illusion of natural light.• Selection and Composition: Learn to select wisely from nature's vast panorama. Albala shows you the essential cues to look for and how to find the most promising subject from a world of possibilities. The lessons in Landscape Painting—based on observation rather than imitation and applicable to both plein air and studio practice—are accompanied by painting examples, demonstrations, photographs, and diagrams. Illustrations draw from the work of more than 40 contemporary artists and such masters of landscape painting as John Constable, Sanford Gifford, and Claude Monet. Based on Albala's 25 years of experience and the proven methods taught at his successful plein air workshops, this in-depth guide to all aspects of landscape painting is a must-have for anyone getting started in the genre, as well as more experienced practitioners who want to hone their skills or learn new perspectives. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Art

Daily Painting

Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist
Author: Carol Marine
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770435343
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 1049
A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals. Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can’t seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? Author Carol Marine knows exactly how you feel—she herself suffered from painter’s block, until she discovered “daily painting.” The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to you), and if you’d like, post and sell it online. Soon you’ll find that your block dissolves and you’re painting work you love—and more of it than you ever thought possible! With her encouraging tone and useful exercises, Marine teaches you to: -Master composition and value -Become confident in any medium including oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolors, and other media -Choose subjects wisely -Stay fresh and loose -Photograph, post, and sell your art online -Become connected to the growing movement of daily painters around the world From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Art

Painting as a Pastime


Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795329792
Category: Art
Page: 49
View: 7438
Best known as a stalwart wartime leader and statesman, Winston Churchill was a man of many talents—not the least of which was painting. Throughout his life, Churchill painted to relieve his mind from the demands of leadership—and to stave off depression. Included in this volume are Churchill’s meditations on painting as a salve for the spirit and an important method of relaxation—particularly for people under considerable stress over a long period of time. In addition, it includes 18 reprints of Churchill’s original work in oil, giving the reader a window into the little-known creative and artistic talent of this prominent figure in contemporary history.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Painting


Author: Charis Cotter
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 110191887X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
View: 4966
Annie and her mother don't see eye to eye. When Annie finds a painting of a lonely lighthouse in their home, she is immediately drawn to it-and her mother wishes it would stay banished in the attic. To her, art has no interest, but Annie loves drawing and painting. When Annie's mother slips into a coma following a car accident, strange things begin to happen to Annie...

    • Fiction

The Black Painting

A Novel
Author: Neil Olson
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
ISBN: 1488079439
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 9316
“A riveting psychological thriller, a serious dissection of a dysfunctional family and an exploration of the power of art to change lives.” —Associated Press “A fast-paced psychological thriller with a fascinating set of characters. ... A real page-turner.” -B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger An atmospheric literary mystery about an infamous painting rumored to be cursed—and the family torn apart by its disappearance. There are four cousins in the Morse family: perfect Kenny, the preppy West Coast lawyer; James, the shy but brilliant medical student; his seductive, hard-drinking sister Audrey; and Teresa, youngest and most fragile, haunted by the fear that she has inherited the madness that possessed her father. Their grandfather summons them to his mansion at Owl’s Point. None of them have visited the family estate since they were children, when a prized painting disappeared: a self-portrait by Goya, rumored to cause madness or death upon viewing. Afterward, the family split apart amid the accusations and suspicions that followed its theft. Any hope that their grandfather planned to make amends evaporates when Teresa arrives to find the old man dead, his horrified gaze pinned upon the spot where the painting once hung. As the family gathers and suspicions mount, Teresa hopes to find the reasons behind her grandfather’s death and the painting’s loss. But to do so she must uncover ugly family secrets and confront those who would keep them hidden. A masterful, deftly plotted novel, The Black Painting explores the profound power that art, and the past, hold over our lives.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating


Author: Creative Publishing International
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9780865736320
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 287
View: 1451
Presents decorating ideas for improving the appearance and style of any room

    • Education

Painting


Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876592243
Category: Education
Page: 64
View: 7259
Encourages children to experiment with art techniques and styles, discussing painting, collage and paper, drawing, craft and construction, and clay and dough projects.

    • Art

On Painting


Author: Leon Alberti
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141921412
Category: Art
Page: 112
View: 7981
Artist, architect, poet and philosopher, Leon Battista Alberti revolutionized the history of art with his theories of perspective in On Painting (1435). Inspired by the order and beauty inherent in nature, his groundbreaking work sets out the principles of distance, dimension and proportion; instructs the painter on how to use the rules of composition, representation, light and colour to create work that is graceful and pleasing to the eye; and stipulates the moral and artistic pre-requisites of the successful painter. On Painting had an immediate and profound influence on Italian Renaissance artists including Ghiberti, Fra Angelico and Veneziano and on later figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, and remains a compelling theory of art.


    • Art

German Expressionist Painting


Author: Peter Selz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520025158
Category: Art
Page: 379
View: 4259
Traces the development of Expressionism in Dresden, Munich, and Vienna between 1905 and 1914.

Prehistoric Painting Of Bhimbetka


Author: Yashodhar Mathpal
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 9788170171935
Category:
Page: 236
View: 2551
Prehistoric Rock Paintings Of Bhimbetka By Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal Is The First Exhaustive Study Of A Single Rock Art Site In India. It Covers The Entire Art Activity In The Form Of Paintings Found In 133 Caves At Bhimbetka, Central India, The Largest Concentration Of Rock Paintings In The Country. For The First Time Copies Of Prehistoric Cave Paintings Have Been Made On The Spot, In Original Colour, To Scale And With Original Background. All The Superimpositions Of Figures Have Been Copied. For The First Time Indian Rock Paintings Are Dated 10,000 Years Back On The Firm Ground Of The Archaeological Findings From The Excavations Of Painted Caves. For The First Time Indian Rock Paintings Have Been Studied In Their Historical Perspective. For Example, The First Discovery Of Rock Paintings Was Made In India 12 Years Before Their Discovery Of Altamira In Spain. India Is Also The First Country To Recognize The Antiquity Of Rock Paintings. For The First Time Too The Maximum Literary, Ethnologic And Archaeological Evidences Have Been Researched For Evidence Of Drawing Material, Motivation And The Antiquity Of Rock Paintings. In His Foreword To This Monumental Work Professor H.D. Sankalia Says: This Work Is Unique Because For The First Time Prehistoric Indian Paintings Are Evaluated By A Scholar Who Is Artist By Nature And Training And A Trained Prehistorian, And Thus Eminently Qualified To Write On The Subject.

    • Art

Painting Materials

A Short Encyclopaedia
Author: Rutherford John Gettens,George Leslie Stout
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486215976
Category: Art
Page: 333
View: 9640
Museum curators, conservators, painters, teachers, and students will find this volume an outstanding reference. An encyclopedic collection of specialized data rather than a handbook of art instruction, its five-part treatment covers mediums, adhesives, and film substances; pigments and inert materials; solvents, diluents, and detergents; supports; and tools and equipment.