Book by Bomford David Leighton John Kirby Jo Roy Ashok
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While Impressionist art appears to be effortless and spontaneous, it actually involves an intricate and varied approach to painting. In this book a curator, a conservator and two scientists use modern methods of examination to investigate exactly how Impressionist paintings were made and what materials were used. The book will transform the way we view this popular art movement.
Impressionist artists came to the fore during a period of dramatic change in patterns of artistic training, practice and patronage. The book begins with an essay that sets their techniques within a wider context of French nineteenth century painting practice. The authors discuss such subjects as open-air painting, the Impressionist use of colour, and the paint layers and surfaces of Impressionist paintings. Focusing in particular on the new pigments that became available already mixed in tubes - the synthetic ultramarine, vivid arsenical greens, and pure chrome yellows and oranges - the authors show how this development allowed artists to free themselves from traditional studio practice and to render their subject matter more vividly.
The core of the book is devoted to a detailed discussion of fifteen paintings from the National Gallery in London, which were examined using X-radiography, infra-red photography, and the analysis of pigments and paint media. The book is illustrated not only with these paintings and with comparative pictures but also with raking-light and infra-red photographs and X-rays and cross-sections of paint samples. An analysis of the artist's palette, a chronology, biographies of the artists discussed, a glossary and an extensive bibliography complete this interesting and valuable work.Biographie de l'auteur :
David Bomford is Senior Restorer in the Conservation Department, Jo Kirby is a Higher Scientific Officer, John Leighton is Curator of Nineteenth-Century Painting, and Ashok Roy is Head of the Scientific Department at the National Gallery.
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Description du livre Yale University Press, 1991. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110300050364
Description du livre Yale University Press, 1991. Paperback. État : New. Softcover. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. N° de réf. du libraire 1206080078
Description du livre Yale University Press, 1991. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0300050364
Description du livre Yale University Press, 1991. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0300050364