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Secret Knowledge New and Expanded Edition: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

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Avery #ad - Hockney also includes his own photographs and drawings to illustrate techniques used to capture such accurate likenesses. Hockney’s extensive research led him to conclude that artists such as Caravaggio, Velázquez, da Vinci, and other hyperrealists actually used optics and lenses to create their masterpieces.

In this passionate yet pithy book, hockney takes readers on a journey of discovery as he builds a case that mirrors and lenses were used by the great masters to create their highly detailed and realistic paintings and drawings. Join one of the most influential artists of our time as he investigates the painting techniques of the Old Masters.

Secret Knowledge New and Expanded Edition: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters #ad - Hundreds of the best-known and best-loved paintings are reproduced alongside his straightforward analysis. Extracts from historical and modern documents and correspondence with experts from around the world further illuminate this thought-provoking book that will forever change how the world looks at art.

Secret knowledge will open your eyes to how we perceive the world and how we choose to represent it.

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A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen

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Abrams #ad - A picture, says david Hockney, is the only way that we can communicate what we see. In a history of pictures he covers far more ground, getting at the roots of visual expression and technique through hundreds of images—from cave paintings to frames from movies—that are reproduced. Here, he explores the many ways that artists have pictured the world, in a collaboration with art critic Martin Gayford, sharing sparkling insights and ideas that will delight every art lover and art maker.

A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen #ad - Readers who thrilled to hockney’s Secret Knowledge know that he has an uncanny ability to get into the minds of artists. Abrams. It’s a joyful celebration of one of humanity’s oldest impulses.

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Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces

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Oxford University Press #ad - Vermeer left no record of his method and indeed we know almost nothing of the man nor of how he worked. Steadman argues that the use of the camera also explains some previously unexplainable qualities of Vermeer's art, the pattern of underpainting in areas of pure tone, the pervasive feeling of reticence that suffuses his canvases, such as the absence of conventional drawing, and the almost magical sense that Vermeer is painting not objects but light itself.

Art historians have long speculated on how Vermeer achieved the uncanny mixture of detached precision, compositional repose, and perspective accuracy that have drawn many to describe his work as "photographic. Indeed, many wonder if vermeer employed a camera obscura, to enhance his realistic effects? in Vermeer's Camera, a primitive form of camera, Philip Steadman traces the development of the camera obscura--first described by Leonaro da Vinci--weighs the arguments that scholars have made for and against Vermeer's use of the camera, and offers a fascinating examination of the paintings themselves and what they alone can tell us of Vermeer's technique.

Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces #ad - But by a close and illuminating study of the paintings steadman concludes that Vermeer did use the camera obscura and shows how the inherent defects in this primitive device enabled Vermeer to achieve some remarkable effects--the slight blurring of image, the absence of sharp lines, the peculiar illusion not of closeness but of distance in the domestic scenes.

. Abrams. Drawing on a wealth of vermeer research and displaying an extraordinary sensitivity to the subtleties of the work itself, Philip Steadman offers in Vermeer's Camera a fresh perspective on some of the most enchanting paintings ever created.

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Tim's Vermeer Blu-ray

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 28930109 #ad - Tim's Vermeer Blu-ray #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Tim jenison, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: how did dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, a Texas-based inventor, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace.

. Abrams. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

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A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney Revised Edition

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Thames & Hudson #ad - Sumptuously illustrated, this radiant volume encapsulates what it truly means to be a visual artist. Booklist david hockney’s exuberant work is highly praised and widely celebrated―he is perhaps the world’s most popular living painter. A difficult period followed the exhibition’s huge success, followed by the vandalism of the artist’s Totem tree-trunk, marked first by a stroke, which left Hockney unable to speak for a long period, and the tragic suicide of his assistant shortly thereafter.

Escaping the gloom, in spring 2013 Hockney moved back to L. A. Shrink-wrapped. This new edition includes a revised introduction and five new chapters which cover Hockney’s production since 2011, including preparations for the Bigger Picture exhibition held at the Royal Academy in 2012 and the making of Hockney’s iPad drawings and plans for the show.

A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney Revised Edition #ad - Studio, where the fully-recovered artist was hard at work on his Comédie humaine, a series of full-length portraits painted in the studio. A few months later, Martin Gayford visited Hockney in the L. A. 181 illustrations, 154 in color Abrams. But he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art.

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Hockney's Pictures

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Thames & Hudson #ad - Thames Hudson. Including more than 300 illustrations, prints, and photography, watercolors, accompanied by quotes from the artist that illuminate the passionate thinking behind the work, drawings, Hockney’s Pictures shows the evolution and diversity of Hockney’s paintings, confirming and reinforcing his position as one of the world’s most popular living artists.

Hockney's Pictures #ad - 325 illustrations, 277 in color Abrams. Shrink-wrapped. A classic, charting fifty years of the creative evolution of one of the most popular andbinfluential artists of modern timesA stunning, lively volume charting almost fifty years of an extraordinary artist’s creativity across a range of media, Hockney’s Pictures is the definitive retrospective of one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century.

The pieces are selected and organized thematically by David Hockney himself, tracking his lifelong experiments in ways of looking and depicting. Thames & hudson.

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NeoLucida XL: Even Easier to Trace What You See.

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#ad - Thames & hudson. The neolucida is a modern reinterpretation of the camera lucida, a 19th century optical drawing aid. Clamp the neolucida XL to a table or sturdy drawing board. For more information, scientists, see http://neolucida. Com. Trace what you see! For international orders with free shipping!: https://bigidesign.

Co/products/neolucida-xl. You see your pencil and your subject at the same time. It superimposes an image of your subject onto your paper. Shipping outside the USA? Order on www. Bigidesign. Co product weight: 9. 7oz 275g includes custom storage pouch and microfiber glass cleaning cloth. Shrink-wrapped. Abrams. The neolucida xl uses mirror and glass to combine a virtual ghost image of your subject and the real view of your hand.

NeoLucida XL: Even Easier to Trace What You See. #ad - Perfect for artists, designers, or hobbyists -- anyone who wants to draw. Bend the adjustable gooseneck so that the viewer is facing your subject and positioned over your paper. Thames Hudson.

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The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat

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Yale University Press #ad - He has an impressive command of the literature of both art and optical science across much of Europe and over a span of four centuries. The neolucida xl uses mirror and glass to combine a virtual ghost image of your subject and the real view of your hand. Perfect for artists, designers, or hobbyists -- anyone who wants to draw.

. For more information, scientists, see http://neolucida. Com. The reader is led gently through the history of art and the details of optical science to appreciate their interrelationship. Geoffrey cantor, Oxford Art Journal Abrams. Thames Hudson. His style is lucid and he emerges as an honest broker who judiciously weighs the historical evidence.

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The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art Dover Books on Fine Art

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Dover Publications #ad - For more information, scientists, see http://neolucida. Com. Thames & hudson. The neolucida is a modern reinterpretation of the camera lucida, a 19th century optical drawing aid. Thames Hudson. I found the material presented in this book to be fascinating. The neolucida xl uses mirror and glass to combine a virtual ghost image of your subject and the real view of your hand.

Perfect for artists, designers, or hobbyists -- anyone who wants to draw. His insightful expositions cast new light on such well-known works as Raphael's "The School of Athens, " Rubens' "Descent from the Cross, " Botticelli's "Birth of Venus, " and Renoir's "Le Moulin de la Galette. Advancing step by step through each painter's vast body of work, the survey highlights new contributions from each period and artist.

The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art Dover Books on Fine Art #ad - You see your pencil and your subject at the same time. It superimposes an image of your subject onto your paper. It would lend itself well to an art history course or to anyone interested in the concepts outlines. Tacoma Public Library Abrams. This new edition of the cult classic is a vade mecum for any student of art history or artistic composition.

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How to Paint Like the Old Masters

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Watson-Guptill #ad - It superimposes an image of your subject onto your paper. You see your pencil and your subject at the same time. The neolucida xl uses mirror and glass to combine a virtual ghost image of your subject and the real view of your hand. Perfect for artists, designers, or hobbyists -- anyone who wants to draw. 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.

For more information, scientists, see http://neolucida. Com. Watson-Guptill Publications. With today’s resurgence of interest in old Master techniques, practical, this unique, and inspiring book is sure to teach countless artists exactly How to Paint Like the Old Masters. Author joseph sheppard traces the artist’s working sequence, colors and mediums, surfaces and tools, as he creates a new painting.

How to Paint Like the Old Masters #ad - Thames Hudson. Trace what you see! The first part describes the artist’s techniques and discusses how artists can incorporate these methods within their own personal style. Each chapter is devoted to a different old master—Dürer, Hals, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Titian, Veronese, Rubens, and Rembrandt—and is divided into two sections.

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NeoLucida: The 21st Century Camera Lucida

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NeoLucida, LLC #ad - Crowdfunded through Kickstarter. For international orders with free shipping!: http://www. Bigidesign. Co/welcome/neolucida/. Manufactured in partnership with Big Idea Design, LLC. Shrink-wrapped. Sold out on amazon! get yours from our official partners at bigidesign! For ages 9+. Thames & hudson. For international orders with free shipping!: https://bigidesign.

NeoLucida: The 21st Century Camera Lucida #ad - Co/products/neolucida-xl. For more information, scientists, see http://neolucida. Com. Watson-Guptill Publications. The neolucida xl uses mirror and glass to combine a virtual ghost image of your subject and the real view of your hand. Perfect for artists, designers, or hobbyists -- anyone who wants to draw. The neolucida is a modern reinterpretation of the camera lucida, a 19th century optical drawing aid.

You see your pencil and your subject at the same time. It superimposes an image of your subject onto your paper. Originally patented in 1807, by the 1830s camera lucidas were everywhere. Thames Hudson.

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