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How to Read a Painting : Lessons from the Old Masters

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Cy Twombly : Paintings, Drawings, and Writings

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New Guinea Art: Masterpieces of the Jolika Collection from Marcia And John Friede

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Graffiti World : Street Art from Five Continents

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The Elements of Color

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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting

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Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture

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Legacy: Selected Drawings & Paintings by Frank Frazetta

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Claudio Bravo Paintings and Drawings : Drawings and Paintings

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Digital Texturing & Painting

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The Lost Painting

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The Restoration of Paintings

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Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting

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Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting

The beautiful catalog Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting accompanies the Museum of Modern Art's retrospective of this prolific and important German artist. Richter's many artistic achievements vacillate between pure abstraction and a kind of realism. His realistic paintings, based primarily on personal photographs and images from newspapers, range in subject matter from the banal, like rolls of toilet paper, to the extremely potent, such as famous Nazi "doctor" Werner Hyde. The paintings have in common an emotional remove; the re-creating of photographic images points us toward our own possible emotional detachment to the influx of images in the world. A blurred chair, Jackie Kennedy, burning candles, family portraits--Richter lays them all out before us as if to say, Here, they are all the same. The insightful text by MoMA curator Robert Storr provides an in-depth look at Richter's life in postwar Germany, tracing the influences and environment that made his work possible. The book includes a revealing interview with the artist and a detailed chronology of his life and work, plus 138 color illustrations and 165 duotones. --J.P. Cohen


Fill Your Oil Paintings With Light & Color

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Problem Solving for Oil Painters: Recognizing What's Gone Wrong and How to Make It Right

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Luminosity: The Paintings of Stephen Hannock

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Russian Impressionism: Paintings, 1870-1970

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Watercolor Fairies: A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating The Fairy World

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The Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax

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Painting the Impressionist Landscape: Lessons in Interpreting Light and Color

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How to Start a Faux Painting or Mural Business: A Guide to Making Money in the Decorative Arts

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Digital Fantasy Painting

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The Usborne Book of Face Painting (How to Make)

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Modern Painting And Sculpture: 1880 to Present at the Museum of Modern Art

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The Daily Practice of Painting: Writings 1962-1993

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James Rizzi: The New York Paintings

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Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines: A Positive Approach to Negative Painting

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The Wilcox Guide To The Best Watercolor Paints

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Gustav Klimt : From Drawing to Painting

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Pumpkin Painting

Rather than carving jack-o'-lanterns this Halloween, break with tradition and paint your pumpkins instead. Not only will they last longer if they're not cut open, but since no sharp tools are involved, even the littlest kids can get in on the act. And the painting patterns can be used on plastic, wooden, or papier-mâché pumpkins, too. Thorough general directions explain how to choose the perfect pumpkin, extend its life, transfer patterns, apply the paint, and add embellishments like hair (yarn, fur, ribbon, wire, straw, polyester stuffing), and even give some carving tips.

Full patterns are provided for each of the many designs, which range from the appropriately spooky (witches, werewolves, mummies, monsters, haunted houses, a very effective Grim Reaper whose orange silhouette leers out of a black background) to the silly (clowns, barnyard animals, goofy grinning faces) to the country-décor style (autumn leaves, sunflowers, plaids). Some of the more involved designs may take a little practice, but most are fairly easy. --Amy Handy


Oil Painting Secrets from a Master

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Oil Painting Techniques

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Painting

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Painting is the practice of applying pigment suspended in a carrier (or medium) and a binding agent (a glue) to a surface (support) such as paper, canvas or a wall.

Drawing is one of many ways to making an image; it is the process of making marks on a surface by applying pressure from or moving a tool on the surface. These marks may represent what the artist sees when drawing, a remembered or imagined scene or abstraction.

Sculpture is any three-dimensional form created as an artistic expression. Sculpture is primarily concerned with space: occupying it, relating to it, and influencing the perception of it.

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