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Artists' Techniques & Materials

by Antonella Fuga

Artists' Techniques & Materials Synopsis

An artist's materials - from the broad brushstrokes of a Van Gogh oil painting, the sparkling gold leaf of a Byzantine mosaic, to the fragile translucence of a porcelain vase - are not just the results of their work. They are the physical embodiment of the artist's creative vision and a reflection of the historical context in which they were used. Artists' Techniques and Materials is an extensive and intriguing discussion of the materials and processes used in eight artistic media - painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. Chapters look at each of the topics, with a discussion of the range of materials and techniques that have developed through the centuries. With its 400 full-colour illustrations, this volume is provides new insight into the creation of many of the world's greatest works of art.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780892368600
Publication date: 11th January 2007
Author: Antonella Fuga
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum an imprint of Getty Trust Publications
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Painting & art manuals,

About Antonella Fuga

Antonella Fuga is a renowned art historian who specialises in the field of decorative arts.

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