The Story of Painting
The Essential Guide to the History of Western Art
Hardcover ISBN: 1564586154
Published in conjunction with the National Gallery of Art, this richly illustrated survey chronicles the history of eight hundred years of Western art, from the Byzantine era to post-modernism, highlighting styles, techniques, media, artists, and themes. 35,000 first printing.
Masterpieces and Museum-Quality Indian Modern & Contemporary Paintings
Paperback ISBN: 189020658x
Produced in conjunction with the Auction of the same name, this publication showcases one of the finest collections of Indian Modern & Contemporary Paintings ever brought together for sale. The Works have been historically contextualised through seven sections, The Art of Portraiture/ Studies of the Female & Other Life Forms/ Religious Icons & Narrative/ Folk & Tribal Art as Inspirational Platform/ Demons of Unrelenting Introspection/ Social Responsibility as the Aesthetic Work Ethic/ Nature, Landscape & Cityscape as Inspiration, with clear pricing and illustration references. A well-researched text provides valuable curatorial and documentational support presented through the now-acclaimed design formats of Tuli & Trivedi. Detailed Artist Bibliographies constitute an additional and valuable research resource. This volume is the fifth in the Auction Series published by Osian's as part of its larger programme to establish a credible and integrated infrastructure for the arts in India.
Paperback ISBN: 0892811420
A companion volume to Sacred Mirrors features a decade of visionary and spiritual artwork from the acclaimed artist, presenting nearly three hundred full-color and black-and-white images, accompanied by essays on the artist's work. (Fine Arts)
Pictures for the American People
Hardcover ISBN: 0810963922
A companion volume to the first major traveling exhibition of Norman Rockwell's work includes analysis by major art historians, culture critics, and psychologists, as well as 120 illustrations from the master illustrator of Americana. BOMC Main. QPB Alt.
Jerry Yarnell's Landscape Painting Secrets
Paperback ISBN: 1581809514
Let Jerry teach you how to Master Landscapes You can master landscape painting with the help of popular painter Jerry Yarnell. In Landscape Painting Secrets, Jerry explores the different areas of landscape painting that often create problems for beginning and intermediate artists. All of the major landscape elements are covered - from rocks, dirt roads and grass to still and moving water to atmospheric conditions like rainbows, falling snow, storm clouds and lightning. Dozens of thumbnail studies break each element down step by step with clear instructions and photographs so no stroke is uncertain. These individual studies let you practice and explore new techniques without the worry of ruining a complete painting. Once you've mastered the techniques, Jerry will help you apply what you've learned in three complete landscape scenes that include detailed instructions and photographs. Grab your paints and brushes and get started today!
How to Draw and Paint Fairies
From Finding Inspiration to Capturing Diaphanous Detail, a Step-by-step Guide to Fairy Art
Paperback ISBN: 0823023834
A guide to drawing and painting fairies details different types of mediums and method, offers instructions for creating fairies with basic shapes, and discusses fundamental art techniques including laying washes with watercolors and using masking film.
A Very Victorian Passion
The Orchid Paintings of John Day, 1863 to 1888
Hardcover ISBN: 0500970157
John Day (1824-1888) was an eminent English orchid grower and collector who flourished from the early 1850s until the late 1880s. From 1862 he not only grew orchids but also painted watercolours of the plants in his own collection at High Cross, Tottenham, and in other major collections in and around Victorian London. His paintings of over 2,300 orchids bound in 53 'scrapbooks', constitute a unique archive recording these beautiful flowers, introduced into England from around the world when orchidmania was at its zenith. Day's paintings are not only beautiful: they are also of real scientific value. Day often sent pressed flowers and copies of his paintings to Professor Heinrich Reichenbach of Hamburg, who subsequently deemed many of them new to science. Day's illustrations, therefore, are often of the 'type' plant - the plant upon which the new name was based. The Day archive is used daily by scientists and horticulturists at Kew but has never been published or available more widely. It is an incomparable record of the introduction of novelties from around the world - particularly the New World, India and the Far East - the early hybrids and spectacular species that have been lost to horticulture.