The Anti-Coloring Book of Masterpieces by Susan Striker

By Susan Striker

From the rear hide: "From precedent days to trendy occasions, artists have copied, borrowed from, up-to-date, satirized, and venerated every one other's portray. Now [this e-book] extends that grand creative culture of trying to the masters for notion and guideline. listed here are thirty-seven partly reproduced artistic endeavors so you might entire besides the fact that you would like. From an historical Egyptian coffin to a latest summary by means of Picasso, from a Goya portrait to a Roy Lichtenstein Pop paintings triptych, those works draw your hand irresistibly to the closest crayon, marker, or coloured pencil. while, they supply a short advent to paintings background. With 'The Anti-Coloring ebook of Masterpieces', you will be a Cassatt, Rembrandt, van Gogh, or Polluck - or even greater: you'll be a You."

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Although he never formally studied art, he copied old masters in the Louvre museum and was a friend of many artists, such as Robert Delaunay, Maurice Vlaminck, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso. The Sleeping Gypsy, one of his best-known works, depicts a frightening dream. Rousseau is called a “primitive” painter because of the simplicity of his style, but his skillful paintings indicate that he was not ignorant of many of the principles of fine arts despite his lack of formal education in that field.

Slanting Red Nose. 1969. Gouache, 29% x 43%”. Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls. Alexander Calder was born in 1898 in Philadelphia and died in 1976. His father and grandfather were both sculptors, and he too is known more for his three-dimensional works than for his paintings. ” Because they are constantly moving, these mobiles look different from moment to moment; exactly what the viewer sees as the “finished” sculpture depends on chance. Calder’s use of chance as an element in sculpture influenced many other artists who followed him.

In addition to Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, symbolizing poetry, he also painted Alexander the Great (representing philosophy) and Homer lnstructing Two of His Followers (symbolizing poetry). Rembrandt dressed Aristotle in a gold costume rather than in authentic robes of the period, probably because he preferred the costume he saw in his imagination to one that would have been historically correct. Aristotle's sleeves are bathed in light, and they direct attention to the most important features of the painting: Aristotle's thoughtful face and the statue.

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