Synopses & Reviews
Generations of artists have learned from How to Paint Like the Old Masters, the classic volume that explores the techniques used by the great artists of the 16th and 17th centuries. Now Watson-Guptill proudly presents the 25th Anniversary Edition. Each chapter is devoted to a different Old Master—Dürer, Titian, Veronese, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Hals, Rubens, and Rembrandt—and is divided into two sections. The first part describes the artists techniques and discusses how artists can incorporate these methods within their own personal style. The second part is a full-color demonstration. Author Joseph Sheppard traces the artists working sequence, colors and mediums, surfaces and tools, as he creates a new painting. With todays resurgence of interest in Old Master techniques, this unique, practical, and inspiring book is sure to teach countless artists exactly How to Paint Like the Old Masters.
Become a better painter by reconstructing classic oil techniques of the masters with these demonstrations. Techniques and style of Titian, Caravaggio, Vermeer, and Rembrandt are covered.
British artist J.M.W. Turner (1775and#8211;1851) painted unforgettable watercolors and was revered for his masterly use of shifting light and dramatic cloudscapes. Now, this clear, accessible book reveals the secrets of Turnerand#8217;s technique, making his magical effects possible for todayand#8217;s painters. The book examines the materials Turner used and suggests modern-day equivalents to recreate his effects. Using his works as examples, chapters explore themes such as sky, water, trees, people, moonlight, and more. Step by step, contemporary artists explain how to emulate the examples and master the techniques to create other compositions. Only the Tate, the global center for Turner scholarship, could create this instructional gem.
About the Author
Nicola Moorby works at Tate on the Turner Bequest.
Ian Warrell is curator of 18th- and 19th-century British art at Tate.
Joyce Townsend is senior conservation scientist at Tate and the author of Turnerand#8217;s Painting Techniques.
Mike Chaplin is a watercolor expert.
Tony Smibert is a painter based in Tasmania.