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On Sight size Portraiture

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On Sight Size Portraiture

Author : Nicholas Beer
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In this fully revised and expanded book, Nicholas Beer examines the sight-size portrait method, in which the artist stands back at a distance to view the picture and sitter side-by-side and to scale. Nick demonstrates the technique in a series of projects that culminate in portrait painting. There are also sections on the history of sight-size, early treatises on portraiture, and the 'philosophy' of seeing. This new edition also includes a 'starts and studies' section, which looks at a series of unfinished paintings in detail to analyse the thought processes and techniques of great artists. Includes; an historical overview of the technique and introduction to the traditional language of drawing and painting; the limited palette and the philosophy of seeing; a step-by-step sequence with practical instruction, and examples of great masters ranging from Van Dyck to Sargent. Superbly illustrated with 152 colour illustrations including step-by-step sequence.

Sight Size Portraiture

Author : Nicholas Beer
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Aimed at artists, art historians, and everyone interested in portraiture, this technique is examined through a series of projects The sight-size portrait method, in which the artist stands back at a distance to view the picture and sitter side by side and to scale, is examined in this practical book. Painter Nicholas Beer demonstrates the technique in a series of projects that culminate in portrait painting. He also includes sections on the history of sight-size, early treatises on portraiture, and the "philosophy" of seeing.

Sculpting From Life A Studio Manual of the Sight Size Method

Author : Jason Arkles
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This is the first and only instructional manual written about the sight-size method as applied to sculpture. The blossoming Atelier Tradition in the United States and abroad has changed the way contemporary artists are trained, but scant attention had been paid to how figurative sculpture fits into this tradition, until now. 157 pages and over 200 illustrations guide the reader through every aspect of figurative clay modelling, including bas relief work, portraiture, and figure modeling, how to equip and outfit a studio, how to hire and use models, and more. The sight-size method is a strikingly different approach to clay sculpture than is offered by any other how-to manual. Combining optical principles and studio practice dating back five centuries and passed from Master to Apprentice right down to the Author himself, the sight-size method is a philosophy of perception as much as a powerful tool for the sculptor. Written for teachers and students alike.

Pastel Portraits

Author : Ken Goldman
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In this book, Ken Goldman invites you into his artistic world as he shows you how to re-create a variety of beautiful portraits in pastel. He explains his own approach to pastel techniques, as well as his personal method of developing a work of art from start to finish. As you follow along with the step-by-step demonstrations, you also will learn the basics of human anatomy and proportion, as well as how to select colors to make a realistic flesh-tone palette for people of various ethnic backgrounds. This fully illustrated guide contains a variety of beautiful and interesting portraits to both copy and admire, and it will make a welcome addition to any pastel artistÆs library!

A Line of Sight

Author : Paul Arthur
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Arthur (English and film studies, Montclair State U.) balances close analysis of major and lesser-known films with detailed examinations of their production, distribution and exhibition. He addresses the avant-garde's cultural significance and reexamines accepted critical categories and artistic options. Rather than treating American avant-garde ci

The Dutch School Drawing Painting Lessons

Author : Jennie Smallenbroek
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This book exists of three parts: Part 1: Personal development; Part 2: Drawing lessons; Part 3: Painting lessons. The personal development that you go through when you start painting has a positive effect on your entire life. You will experience people, animals and things around you very differently because your perception changes. With practical exercises you can not only learn to draw and paint well, but you will experience your life more intensively. “After reading this book, you will not only have gained more knowledge of the different painting techniques, but you will also become more aware of why you are so busy drawing and painting. Reading this book will help you become aware of the different phases you go through while learning to draw and paint”

The Photographic News

Author : William Crookes
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Anti Portraiture

Author : Fiona Johnstone
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The portrait has historically been understood as an artistic representation of a human subject. Its purpose was to provide a visual or psychological likenesses or an expression of personal, familial or social identity; it was typically associated with the privileged individual subject of Western modernity. Recent scholarship in the humanities and social sciences however has responded to the complex nature of twenty-first century subjectivity and proffered fresh conceptual models and theories to analyse it. The contributors to Anti-Portraiture examine subjectivity via a range of media including sculpture, photography and installation, and make a convincing case for an expanded definition of portraiture. By offering a timely reappraisal of the terms through which this genre is approached, the chapter authors volunteer new paradigms in which to consider selfhood, embodiment and representation. In doing so they further this exciting academic debate and challenge the curatorial practices and acquisition policies of museums and galleries.

A Portrait of Livingston Manor 1686 1850

Author : Ruth Piwonka
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Classical Painting Atelier

Author : Juliette Aristides
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Want to paint more like Manet and less like Jackson Pollock? Students of art hailed Classical Drawing Atelier, Juliette Aristides’s first book, as a dynamic return to the atelier educational model. Ateliers, popular in the nineteenth century, teach emerging artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. The educational process begins as students copy masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. The many artists at every level who learned from Classical Drawing Atelier have been clamoring for more of this sophisticated approach to teaching and learning. In Classical Painting Atelier, Aristides, a leader in the atelier movement, takes students step-by-step through the finest works of Old Masters and today’s most respected realist artists to reveal the principles of creating full-color realist still lifes, portraits, and figure paintings. Rich in tradition, yet practical for today’s artists, Classical Painting Atelier is ideal for serious art students seeking a timeless visual education.

Pastel Painting Workshop

Author : Albert Handell
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Portraiture and Photography in Africa

Author : John Peffer
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Beautifully illustrated, Portrait Photography in Africa offers new interpretations of the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa. Twelve leading scholars look at early photographs, important photographers’ studios, the uses of portraiture in the 19th century, and the current passion for portraits in Africa. They review a variety of topics, including what defines a common culture of photography, the social and political implications of changing technologies for portraiture, and the lasting effects of culture on the idea of the person depicted in the photographic image.


Author : Frances Huemer
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The Enthusiast s Guide to Portraiture

Author : Jerod Foster
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If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography. These handy books don’t waste your time covering all the photography basics you already know. Instead, they build on that knowledge so you can quickly advance your photography skills. The Enthusiast’s Guide to Portraiture: 59 Photographic Principles You Need to Know addresses what you need to know in order to create great portraits in natural light. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to improve your photography. Divided into eight chapters that include 59 photographic lessons to help you shoot great portraits, photographer and author Jerod Foster covers equipment, setup, light, composition, posing, color, storytelling, and post-processing. Example lessons include: • 8. Choosing a Lens and Focal Length • 10. Minimum Sustaining Shutter Speed • 13. The Three Degrees of Diffusion • 17. Modifying Natural Light • 21. Framing Your Subject • 29. Composing for Design • 33. The Nose and Cheek Line • 36. Working with Groups • 38. Letting Color Direct the Eye • 45. Creating Shot Lists Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Portraiture is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.


Author : Joanna Woodall
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Portraiture, the most popular genre of painting, occupies a central position in the history of Western art. Despite this, its status within academic art theory is uncertain. This volume provides an introduction to major issues in its history.


Author : Richard Brilliant
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This is the first general and theoretical study devoted entirely to portraiture. Drawing on a broad range of images from Antiquity to the twentieth century, which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, cartoons, postage stamps, medals, documents and photographs, Richard Brilliant investigates the genre as a particular phenomenon in Western art that is especially sensitive to changes in the perceived nature of the individual in society. The author's argument on behalf of portraiture (and he draws on examples by such artists as Botticelli, Rembrandt, Matisse, Warhol and Hockney) does not comprise a mere survey of the genre, nor is it a straightforward history of its reception. Instead, Brilliant presents a thematic and cogent analysis of the connections between the subject-matter of portraits and the beholder's response – the response he or she makes to the image itself and to the person it represents. Portraiture's extraordinary longevity and resilience as a genre is a testament to the power of this imaginative transaction between the subject, the artist and the beholder.

A World History of Art

Author : Hugh Honour
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Over two decades this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humanity's artistic heritage. From our paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion. In this Seventh Edition, the text has been revised to embrace developments in archaeology and art historical research, while the renowned contemporary art historian Michael Archer has greatly expanded the discussion of the past twenty years, providing a new perspective on the latest developments. The insight, elegance and fluency that the authors bring to their text are complemented by 1458 superb illustrations, half of which are now in colour. These images, together with the numerous maps and architectural plans, have been chosen to represent the most significant chronological, regional and individual styles of artistic expression.

Renaissance Self portraiture

Author : Joanna Woods-Marsden
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An exploration of the genesis and early development of the genre of self-portraiture in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries. The author examines a series of self-portraits in Renaissance Italy, arguing that they represented the aspirations of their creators to change their social standing.

The Photographic News A Weekly Record of the Progress of Photography Ed by William Crookes and by G Wharton Simpson

Author : William Crookes
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