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Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing
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Complete with an Introduction by James Gurney, the author of Dinotopia, this guide introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. A series of images by the Old Masters includes 32 pages in full color, featuring paintings from the Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French, and British schools. "A masterly exposition." - Liverpool Daily Post.
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Part I Introductory I. A Method by which the Round Object can be Reduced to the Flat II. Construction of the Figure III. Construction of the Head IV. Characterisation V. The Arm and Hands--Legs VI. Light and Shade VII. Painting--Materials--Colours VIII. Monochrome Study IX. Textures in Monochrome X. Still Life in Colour XI. Silver and China in Colour XII. Hints on Arrangement--Solecisms in Composition XIII. Painting from Life in Monochrome XIV. Colouring a Monochrome XV. Painting in Colour direct from Life--Prepared and Direct Painting compared Part II I. Methods of the Masters II. Italian Schools III. The School of Titian IV. The Italian School--continued V. The Flemish School VI. The Dutch School VII. The Dutch School--continued VIII. The Spanish School IX. The French School X. The British School XI. The British School--continued XII. On Copying XIII. Analysis of Composition XIV. A Few Words on the Study of Aesthetics Index

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"A masterly exposition of his art by a painter of great accomplishment." (Liverpool Daily Post) "Probably the most useful handbook for art students that has yet been published." (Birmingham Daily Post)"

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