The tradition of painting is extraordinarily rich in imagination, invention and skill, and long after its advent, it still lies at the heart of art practice. Painting Masterclass examines 100 of the most fascinating paintings by the world’s greatest artists, exploring the way they were made, what they do well, and how and what we can learn from them. With detailed analyses and instructive creative tips sections, you can learn how to convey movement like Degas, command colour like Matisse and apply acrylic like Twombly.
Perfect for students as well as professional painters, and with a broad historical and global reach, this book is an indispensable introduction to the rich history and practice of painting.
• Organized by genre: nudes, fi gures, landscapes, still life, heads, fantasy and abstraction.
• Includes practical tips and advice, allowing you to weave some of the great artists’ magic into your own work.
• Selected masterpieces serve as perfect examples of a particular quality in painting: light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour and composition are all covered in detail.
• Explores each artist’s creative vision, describing how they made the artwork.