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The Resource The figurative artist's handbook : a contemporary guide to figure drawing, painting, and composition, Robert Zeller ; foreword by Peter Trippi ; afterword by Kurt Kauper

The figurative artist's handbook : a contemporary guide to figure drawing, painting, and composition, Robert Zeller ; foreword by Peter Trippi ; afterword by Kurt Kauper

Label
The figurative artist's handbook : a contemporary guide to figure drawing, painting, and composition
Title
The figurative artist's handbook
Title remainder
a contemporary guide to figure drawing, painting, and composition
Statement of responsibility
Robert Zeller ; foreword by Peter Trippi ; afterword by Kurt Kauper
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mastering the figure is an essential tool for any serious visual artist. At a time when renewed interest in figurative art is surging throughout the art world, author Robert Zeller presents The Figurative Artist's Handbook, the first comprehensive guide to figure drawing and painting to appear in decades. Illustrated with Zeller's own exquisite drawings and paintings as well as works by nearly 100 historical and contemporary figurative art masters, the handbook is also a treasure trove of the finest figurative art of the past and the present day. Included are Andrew Wyeth, John Currin, Lucian Freud, Eric Fischl, Andrew Loomis, Edward Hopper, Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Gustav Klimt, Odd Nerdrum, Peter Paul Rubens, and many others. Fresh and thoroughly modern in his approach, Zeller brings together three figure-drawing methods long thought to be at odds, synthesizing these seemingly incompatible techniques to achieve a cohesive and complete understanding of the human figure. Although all three methods underlie contemporary fine-arts practice and education, no artist's handbook has ever combined them before: The Study of Gesture (Disegno): Rooted in the Italian Mannerist style of the 16th and 17th centuries, the gestural method emphasizes life, rhythm, and movement in the human body. The Structural Approach: A mainstay of 20th- and 21st-century art instruction, this method applies an architectural perspective to the body, using a block conception for anatomically sound, solid figures. The Atelier Method: Based on the training provided by 18th- and 19th-century art academies, the atelier approach creates sensual, smooth renderings based on meticulous study of the figure's surface morphology in light and shadow. Covering all the basics as well as many advanced techniques, The Figurative Artist's Handbook is aimed at both students and experienced artists. A practical, how-to guide, it provides in-depth step-by-step instruction and, rare among figure-drawing books, features sections on composition, portraiture, and painting. Chapters on creativity and on using a sketchbook help readers hone their artistic vision and evolve ideas from the initial inspiration to the fully developed work. Also included is an extensive section highlighting the great movements in figurative art throughout history from ancient Egypt and Greece to the present
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
743.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NC765
LC item number
.Z43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The figurative artist's handbook : a contemporary guide to figure drawing, painting, and composition, Robert Zeller ; foreword by Peter Trippi ; afterword by Kurt Kauper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The great movements in figurative art -- Standing figure, front view -- Standing figure, back view -- Reclining figure -- The artist's sketchbook -- Portrait drawing for the figure -- Portrait painting -- The creative process
Control code
ocn942838397
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781580934527
Lccn
2016007845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)942838397
Label
The figurative artist's handbook : a contemporary guide to figure drawing, painting, and composition, Robert Zeller ; foreword by Peter Trippi ; afterword by Kurt Kauper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The great movements in figurative art -- Standing figure, front view -- Standing figure, back view -- Reclining figure -- The artist's sketchbook -- Portrait drawing for the figure -- Portrait painting -- The creative process
Control code
ocn942838397
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781580934527
Lccn
2016007845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)942838397

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