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Beneath the surface : the making of paintings /

by Abrahams, Philippa [author].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 159 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780711227569 (cased) :; 071122756X (cased) :.Subject(s): Painting -- Technique | Painting -- Appreciation | Painting -- Technique -- History | Painting -- History
Contents:
Foreword / Richard Cork -- Introduction -- Drawing --The basics -- Materials -- Tools -- Drawing surfaces -- Drawing aids -- Illuminated manuscripts -- The process of illumination -- Miniatures -- Painting a miniature -- Tools -- After Hilliard -- Fresco -- Understanding the appetite of the wall -- Creating a fresco -- Frescoes in the twentieth century -- Egg tempera -- The process -- Reconstructing a fifteenth-century panel -- Oil painting -- Realism in northern Europe -- The drama of the south -- Preparation -- Painting on copper -- Coloured grounds -- Reconstructing Titian's Ariadne -- Special effects -- The changing palette --The death of painting again -- Re-creating a Seurat -- Watercolours -- Paper -- A peculiarly English medium -- Brushes -- Achild could do that -- Acrylics -- What are acrylics? -- Reconstructing a Veil, after Morris Louis -- Who made the paints? -- Tools and materials -- How Jackson Pollock painted -- Danger: artists at work -- Art for all -- Artists' pigments --
Summary: Have you ever looked at a painting by a great artist and wondered 'How was that made?' This book tells the story that lies behind the surface of the paintings of the old masters and takes the reader on a journey that reveals how the end results were achieved. List(s) this item appears in: Painting 2.1
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword / Richard Cork -- (page 7) Introduction -- (pages 8-10) Drawing --The basics -- Materials -- Tools -- Drawing surfaces -- Drawing aids -- (pages 10-33) -- Illuminated manuscripts -- The process of illumination -- (pages 34-45) Miniatures -- Painting a miniature -- Tools -- After Hilliard -- (pages 46-59) Fresco -- Understanding the appetite of the wall -- Creating a fresco -- Frescoes in the twentieth century -- (pages 60-75) Egg tempera -- The process -- Reconstructing a fifteenth-century panel -- (pages 76-91) Oil painting -- Realism in northern Europe -- The drama of the south -- Preparation -- Painting on copper -- Coloured grounds -- Reconstructing Titian's Ariadne -- Special effects -- (pages 92-113) The changing palette --The death of painting again -- Re-creating a Seurat -- (pages 114-121) Watercolours -- Paper -- A peculiarly English medium -- Brushes -- Achild could do that -- (pages 122-135) Acrylics -- What are acrylics? -- Reconstructing a Veil, after Morris Louis -- Who made the paints? -- Tools and materials -- How Jackson Pollock painted -- Danger: artists at work -- Art for all -- (pages 136-149) Artists' pigments -- (pages 150-153).

Have you ever looked at a painting by a great artist and wondered 'How was that made?' This book tells the story that lies behind the surface of the paintings of the old masters and takes the reader on a journey that reveals how the end results were achieved.

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