Journeys To Abstraction: 100 Paintings and Their Secrets - download pdf or read online

By Sue St. John

We don't need to recognize what a portray is that if we all know the way it makes us think. A enjoyable, attention-grabbing survey of summary paintings, Journeys to Abstraction deals a behind-the-scenes examine how modern artists separate from from literal depiction to have fun within the natural expressive energy of colour, line and texture. • fifty eight artists proportion a hundred awesome summary work, besides the guidelines, inspirations and various operating tactics at the back of them.
• Covers a wide selection of conventional and non-traditional media and strategies, together with watercolor, college, acrylics, ink and more.
• 4 step by step demonstrations express how summary items come jointly from begin to finish.
observe how artists paint, pour, scrape, spray, carve, stamp, college and in a different way construct complicated layers of texture and which means. portray with egg cartons, turning acrylic paints into shards of "stained glass," incorporating outdated "failed" work into clean comprehensive pieces...anything is going in summary artwork! Marked through an inspiring freedom of shape and content material, it is a releasing e-book for any artist looking for new, dynamic different types of self-expression.

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Both these he finds in rough objects; and neither of them in smooth. Variety indeed, in some degree, he may find in the outline of a smooth object: but by no means enough to satisfy the eye, without including the surface also. From rough objects also he seeks the effeSi of light and Jhade, which they are as well disposed to produce, as they are the beauty of composition. One uniform light, or one uniform shade produces no effect. 舒The richness also of the light depends on the breaks, and little recesses, which it finds on the surfaces of bodies.

It ranges through the limits of art. The picture, the statue, and the garden are all the objects of it9s attention. In the embellished pleasure-ground particularly, tho all is neat, and elegant舒far too neat and elegant for the use of the pencil; yet, if it be well laid out, it exhibits the lines, and principles of landscape and is well worth the study of the picturesque traveller. * 舦 See page 8. But But among all the objects of art, the pictu* resque eye is perhaps most inquisitive after the elegant relics of ancient architecture; the ruined tower, the Gothic arch, the remains of castles, and abbeys.

It examines parts, but never descends to particles. Having thus from a variety of examples endeavoured to shew, that roughness either real, or apparent, forms an essential difference between the beautiful, and the picturesque; it may be expected, that we should point out the reason of this difference. It is obvious enough, why the painter prefers rough objects to smooth*: but it is not so obvious, why the quality of roughness should make an essential difference between the objects of nature, and the objects of artificial representation.

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