Painting and Understanding Abstract Art is a practical book on how to paint abstracts but it also explains how to approach and understand abstract art. It moves the teaching of art from a doing level of painting a certain subject in a particular medium to a thinking level of "what am I doing when I paint?" and "what am I trying to say in this painting?" Using practical exercises with explanatory text, John Lowry develops the thinking and doing processes together and leads the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation of this most exciting art genre.
•Advice on moving from figurative painting towards abstraction.
•Tools to abstraction explained - simplifying and exaggerating; eliminating curves and straights; changing colours, lines and items; emphasising positive and negative shapes; and using contrast.
•Practical exercises to help develop your own style and understand the techniques of the masters.
•Overview of the lives and times of artists involved in the stage-by-stage evolution from realism to abstraction.
-229 colour illustrations
John Lowry is a professional painter and a Master of Fine Art. His analytical approach to art is based on his scientific and engineering background. He teaches regularly throughout the UK.
Dimensions: 280x220 mm
Note: Books are VAT exempt
|Quantity : Pack||Single|
|Books & DVDs : Subject||General, Abstracts|
|Books & DVDs : Medium||Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour|
|Books & DVDs : Author/Artist||John Lowry|
|To use with||Oil|
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