Portraiture is a demanding art requiring the artist to capture a likeness and render it revealing some hint of the personality behind the image. A lesser-known but no less respected aspect of his oeuvre, his portrait drawings are the focus of this collection. A two-pronged task, it requires great technical skill and an intuitive eye.
Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works by John Singer Sargent Dover Art Library #ad - They have been selected from both public and private collections by art historian Trevor J. In both these respects, John Singer Sargent stands out as a portrait artist of major stature. Born in 1856 in florence of american parents, Sargent showed artistic aptitude at an early age and was enrolled at the Academia delle Belle Arti in that city.
Portraits by John Singer Sargent. Anyone interested in trying his hand at portraiture will find this volume both instructional and inspirational. Later he studied with parisian artist Carolus Duran, acquiring the loose, painterly style for which he is renowned.
Rubens Drawings: 44 Plates Dover Fine Art, History of ArtDover Publications #ad - Meticulously reproduced on fine-quality paper, this beautiful book belongs with others in your collection, and offered at a very reasonable price, reflecting the greatest achievements in Western art. In this superb collection of 44 of his choicest drawings are deeply probing portraits and powerful religious and mythical scenes.
Peter paul rubens' gifts as an artist were as comprehensive as they were supreme. His self-portrait, reaches out to us with a startling, full of opulent and flowing forms, penetrating gaze. Yet he was very much a man of his time and in retrospect the most powerful, exuberant, and sensuous exponent of the Baroque style in painting.
His extraordinary drawings reflect all of these qualities but color, and in them the viewer can clearly perceive — and enjoy at leisure — the awesome range of Rubens' genius. The exciting "the death of hippolytus" and "A Battle of Greeks and Amazons" reveal Rubens' total command of complex patterns of action and movement.
These and over three dozen other works offer limitless pleasure and stimulation to all who prize and wish to study the art of drawing at its most inspired. In all his artistic endeavors, he proved himself the true heir of Renaissance art of both the North and the South, inspired by — and assimilating — the best of both.
Rubens Drawings: 44 Plates Dover Fine Art, History of Art #ad - A prolific painter of illimitable resource and invention, figure and form, he was a master of intellect and emotion, color and sweep. His individual portraits of a young girl and of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, reveal in both instances a touching sensitivity mixed with aristocratic self-possession.
The Human FigureDover Publications #ad - Even more helpful are the 430 pencil and charcoal drawings that illustrate each feature so that you are, in effect, shown what to look for by a master teacher. This great classic is still unrivalled for its clear, detailed presentation of thousands of fundamental features of the human figure. Every element of the body such as the overhang of the upper lip; the puckering at the corners of the mouth; the characteristic proportions of the head, limbs, trunk, etc.
The tension between connected portions of the body; etc. Is carefully and concisely pointed out in the text. Comprehensive discussions and drawings cover the eyes; nose, throat, trunk, back and hips; neck, mouth and chin; ear; head, and shoulder; shoulder and arm; hand and wrist; leg; foot; the complete figure; and other interdependent groups of structures.
The Human Figure #ad - . The result is the only art instruction book which not only illustrates details of the body but directs your attention at every stage to a host of subtle points of shading, curvature, variations due to extreme age or youth, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, and both major and minor differences in the structure and representation of the male and female figure.
This is the human figure as the artist, and art teacher must know it in order to avoid many deceptive errors unfortunately common in much modern portraiture, art student, painting, and illustrative art.
Degas' Drawings 100 Illustrations, Including 8 in ColorDover Publications #ad - The images also reveal his new uses of space and artistic focus, qualities he received from other artists in the Impressionist group. Most of these drawings cannot be seen anywhere else in published form. They range from early studies to portraits of manet, durnaty, Madame Camus, race track scenes, Madame Hertel, and others to sketches of dancers and nudes, travel scenes, and other works from 1856 to 1900.
French artist hilaire germaine edgar degas 1834–1917 is best known for his studies of the human figure, his portraits, his ballet dancers, and his occupational groups. Art students, collectors, and others who want to see the many styles of Degas will find that this collection contains many of his finest works.
Degas' Drawings 100 Illustrations, Including 8 in Color #ad - Reproduced in this book are 100 of Degas' drawings, including eight in full color. In his drawings, degas' working methods can be seen and studied, and his always-human figures can be enjoyed as much as in the finished works — if not more. There are works in varied media — pencil, crayon, pastel, charcoal, and many others — and there are studies for paintings and sculptures that show his working methods.
The edition from which these drawings were taken now commands high prices on the rare book market, when it can be found. The drawings reflect degas' outstanding way of capturing scenes and his development of the careful casualness that was to make him foremost among the Realist-Romantic artists.
Drawing Lessons from the Great MastersWatson-Guptill #ad - With detailed analytical captions and diagrams, every lesson is clearly delineated and illustrated. A book whose sales have not diminished but rather increased dramatically since its publication 45 years ago, this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world.
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters #ad - Faithfully producing and methodically analyzing 100 master drawings—including works of Michelangelo, mass, Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, position and thrust, light and planes, Goya, and Rembrandt among others—Hale shows how these artists tackled basic problems such as line, and anatomy. Throughout, also, is commentary that sheds light on the creative process of drawing and offers deep insight into the unsurpassed achievements of the masters.
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Old Master Portrait Drawings: 47 Works Dover Fine Art, History of ArtDover Publications #ad - Here are 47 masterpieces of the art of portrait drawing, selected from the work of an elite group of artists who represent the great schools and traditions of Italy and northern Europe from the 15th to the 19th centuries. In these striking, brilliantly realized portraits, art students will find a concise survey of the finest examples of portrait drawing — works of art whose deeply impressive effects were attained through great individuality of focus, style, and technical achievement.
Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters. Among the artists are andrea mantegna, bernini, van dyck, hyacinthe rigaud, Dürer, Pontormo, Rembrandt, Filippino Lippi, Lucas van Leyden, Watteau, Rubens, Hals, Titian, Holbein, Andrea del Sarto, Raphael, and Ingres. Art enthusiasts will savor the choice, far-ranging content of this exemplary collection, which combines in one inexpensive volume master drawings by so many great artists.
John Singer Sargent: WatercolorsMFA Publications/Brooklyn Museum #ad - John singer sargent watercolors reunites nearly 100 works from these collections for the first time, arranging them by themes and subjects: sunlight on stone, figures reclining on grass, patterns of light and shadow. Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters. Sargent held only two major watercolor exhibitions in the United States during his lifetime.
Going beyond turn-of-the-century standards for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes and loosely defined forms startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. The contents of the first, in 1909, were purchased in their entirety by the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
John Singer Sargent: Watercolors #ad - John singer sargent’s approach to watercolor was unconventional. Used book in Good Condition. One reviewer of an exhibition in london proclaimed him “an eagle in a dove-cote”; another called his work “swagger” watercolors. For sargent, however, the watercolors were not so much about swagger as about a renewed and liberated approach to painting.
His dynamic and boldly conceived watercolors, created during travels to Tuscan gardens, Venetian canals and Bedouin encampments, Alpine retreats, record unusual motifs that caught his incisive eye. Enhanced by biographical and technical essays, and lavishly illustrated with 175 color reproductions, this publication introduces readers to the full sweep of Sargent’s accomplishments in this medium, in works that delight the eye as well as challenge our understanding of this prodigiously gifted artist.
The international art star of the gilded age, john singer Sargent 1856–1925 was born in Italy to American parents, trained in Paris and worked on both sides of the Atlantic.
Lessons in Masterful Portrait Drawing: A Classical Approach to Drawing the HeadNorth Light Books #ad - Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters. These lessons aid in constructing volume in your drawing and introduce concepts of structure. Move on to sketching - The best way to train your observation skills. Drawing techniques from a master! mau-kun yim learned to draw as the Old Masters did and believes that to render the essence of life in portrait drawing, one must continue to pursue the old ways.
Lessons in Masterful Portrait Drawing: A Classical Approach to Drawing the Head #ad - Draw the best portraits with form and spirit. Used book in Good Condition. This philosophy and methodology relies on a holistic approach to observation, analysis and critical-thinking honed through time and patience. Start with a solid foundation - Classical bust drawing is a must. Anatomy, value and state of mind are the focus of these lessons.
12 step-by-step tutorials put it all together - Form and spirit combine along with more clearly defined details to bring life and dimension to your portraits. An extensive gallery of beautifully and classically executed portraits, figures, sketches and busts serves as inspiration. North light.
The Practice and Science of Drawing Dover Art InstructionDover Publications #ad - He begins with a study of line drawing and mass drawing, the two basic approaches the artist needs to learn. Speed's approach to this problem is now considered a classic, one of the few books from the early years of this century that has continued to be read and recommended by those in the graphic arts.
In this work, harold speed approaches this dynamic aspect of drawing and painting from many different points of view. Very important to any artist or work of art, this quality separates the scientifically accurate from the artistically accurate. North light. One of these principles is what Harold Speed calls "dither, " the freedom that allows realism and the artistic vision to play against each other.
The Practice and Science of Drawing Dover Art Instruction #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters. Much of the learning to practice as well as to appreciate art is concerned with understanding the basic principles. He plays the historical against the scientific, theory against precise artistic definition. Although not a technique book in the strict sense of the terms, The Practice and Science of Drawing brings to the beginner a clear statement of the principles that he will have to develop and their importance in creating a work of art.
For the person who enjoys looking at drawings and paintings, Speed will aid developing the ability to see a work of art as the artist meant it to be seen. Ninety-three plates and diagrams, masterfully selected, reinforce Speed's always clear presentation.
The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the HeadWatson-Guptill #ad - The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head #ad - In this innovative guide, master art instructor william Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro Italian for “light and dark” developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, light, showing how to analyze form, white pencil, and shadow; use dark pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions.
North light. Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels. Watson-Guptill Publications. Dover Publications. Used book in Good Condition.
Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the AtelierWatson-Guptill #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters. Watson-Guptill. North light. Dover Publications. The practice of drawing distilled to its essential elements. The companion dvd enclosed inside, beautifully filmed in Florence, Italy, provides real-time drawing lessons so that any gaps in the learning process are filled in with live instruction.
In this elegant and inspiring primer, manageable lessons; introduces time-tested principles and techniques that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic process and create superior, master contemporary artist and author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, well-crafted drawings.
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