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Artists' Techniques and Materials by Antonella Fuga
  

Artists' Techniques and Materials

Synopsis

Artists' Techniques and Materials by Antonella Fuga

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.

About the Author

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

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2006

Author

Antonella Fuga

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Publisher

J. Paul Getty Museum an imprint of Getty Trust Publications

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Painting & art manuals

ISBN

9780892368600

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