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Painting Masterclass

Creative Techniques of 100 Great Artists

Susie Hodge


Learn the visual approaches and techniques of 100 great artists, and discover how to weave some of their magic into your own paintings

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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.

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound

Size: 24.2 x 19.9 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Publication date: 20 June 2019

ISBN: 9780500239957

Contents List

Introduction • Nudes • Figures • Landscapes • Still Life • Head Fantasy • Abstraction

About the Author

Susie Hodge is an art historian, author, artist and journalist with more than 100 books to her name. She has an MA in the History of Art from Birkbeck, University of London, and is a Fellow of the RSA. She has twice been named the No. 1 art writer by the Independent.