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

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

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Encaustic is a waxed-based painting medium characterized by luminous color and a lush surface. It’s an ancient art, dating as far back as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, and today is enjoying a revival.

Here is the first comprehensive guide available on mastering this beautiful yet demanding medium. In The Art of Encaustic Painting, readers will learn surefire ways to achieve vibrant color and create surfaces that look as light as a wash or as densely textured as impasto. They will see how to produce effects from abstract to figurative to minimal. Finally, they will discover dozens of clear, step-by-step directions detailing how to use these various encaustic techniques in their own art.

This remarkable reference also includes 200 attractive full-color photographs of the author’s own work, as well as stunning examples by such premier encaustic artists as Jasper Johns, Arthur Dove, and Nancy Graves.Watson-Guptill Publications



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huichol art inspired coloring book fun activity for the family for adults for children in JAPANESE by artist Grace Divine (Japanese Edition)

huichol art inspired coloring book fun activity for the family for adults for children in JAPANESE by artist Grace Divine (Japanese Edition)

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huichol art inspired coloring book fun activity for the family for adults for children in JAPANESE by artist Grace Divine



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Royal and Langnickel Pink Art Acrylic Painting Artist Set for Beginners, Pink

Royal and Langnickel Pink Art Acrylic Painting Artist Set for Beginners, Pink

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The beginner art sets have everything you need to start creating what you have always dreamed. This set includes a how to guide with step-by-step instructions, teaching you how to apply your new found skills. Once you have established the basics, let your creativity flow. Set includes 10 acrylic paint tubes (12-ml), 6 natural hair brushes (round 1, 4, 7, flat 2, 5, 8), 1 graphite pencil, 1 eraser, 1 sharpener, 1 six-well palette, 1 palette knife, 1 acrylic pad (5-inch by 7-inch), 1 watercolor beginner guide and 1 pink storage box measuring 13-inch by 6-1/4-inch by 2-inch. Imported.Artist sets by royal and langnickel are great for any level artist, regardless of age or experience
Art set features all the essential tools to start experimenting and painting, all supplies are stored in a convenient wooden storage box with handle for ease of use, travel and storage
Includes 10 acrylic paint tubes, 1 eraser, 1 double pencil sharpener, 1 six-well plastic palette, 1 plastic palette knife, 1 drawing pencil, 6 brushes, 2 canvas boards and one beginners painter guide
Wood box measures 13-inch by 6-1/4-inch by 2-inch
Contents conform to ASTM D4236



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The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

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Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights.

Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each linked to a counterpart by friendship, admiration, envy, and ambition. All eight are household names today. But to achieve what they did, each needed the influence of a contemporary—one who was equally ambitious but possessed sharply contrasting strengths and weaknesses.

Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas were close associates whose personal bond frayed after Degas painted a portrait of Manet and his wife. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso swapped paintings, ideas, and influences as they jostled for the support of collectors like Leo and Gertrude Stein and vied for the leadership of a new avant-garde. Jackson Pollock’s uninhibited style of “action painting” triggered a breakthrough in the work of his older rival, Willem de Kooning. After Pollock’s sudden death in a car crash, de Kooning assumed Pollock’s mantle and became romantically involved with his late friend’s mistress. Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon met in the early 1950s, when Bacon was being hailed as Britain’s most exciting new painter and Freud was working in relative obscurity. Their intense but asymmetrical friendship came to a head when Freud painted a portrait of Bacon, which was later stolen.

Each of these relationships culminated in an early flashpoint, a rupture in a budding intimacy that was both a betrayal and a trigger for great innovation. Writing with the same exuberant wit and psychological insight that earned him a Pulitzer Prize for art criticism, Sebastian Smee explores here the way that coming into one’s own as an artist—finding one’s voice—almost always involves willfully breaking away from some intimate’s expectations of who you are or ought to be.

Praise for The Art of Rivalry

“Gripping . . . Mr. Smee’s skills as a critic are evident throughout. He is persuasive and vivid. . . . You leave this book both nourished and hungry for more about the art, its creators and patrons, and the relationships that seed the ground for moments spent at the canvas.”The New York Times

“With novella-like detail and incisiveness [Sebastian Smee] opens up the worlds of four pairs of renowned artists. . . . Each of his portraits is a biographical gem. . . . The Art of Rivalry is a pure, informative delight, written with canny authority.”The Boston Globe

“Bacon liked to say his portraiture aimed to capture ‘the pulsations of a person.’ Revealing these rare creators as the invaluable catalysts they also were, Smee conveys exactly that on page after page. . . . His brilliant group biography is one of a kind.”—The Atlantic

“Perceptive . . . Smee is onto something important. His book may bring us as close as we’ll ever get to understanding the connections between these bristly bonds and brilliance.”The Christian Science Monitor

“In this intriguing work of art history and psychology, The Boston Globe’s art critic looks at the competitive friendships of Matisse and Picasso, Manet and Degas, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon. All four relationships illuminate the creative process—both its imaginative breakthroughs and its frustrating blocks.”Newsday

From the Hardcover edition.



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Wieco Art African Dancers Abstract Oil Paintings on Canvas Modern Canvas Wall Art Contemporary Artwork for Wall Decorations Home Decor

Wieco Art African Dancers Abstract Oil Paintings on Canvas Modern Canvas Wall Art Contemporary Artwork for Wall Decorations Home Decor

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High quality 100% hand-painted oil art painting on canvas provided by Wieco Art. Our painter of world-class artisans painstakingly reproduces all of our paintings by hand, using only the quality oil paints on canvas. We stand by our top quality and strive to provide your favorite paintings as original paintings nature of the artwork. The edges of every canvas paintings are painted and the surface is covered with clear plastic film layer to protect the wall paintings. Canvas painting are wrapped and hand stretched on durable wooden frame with hooks mounted on each panel for easy hanging out of box. Redefine your living style now with this unique and elegant piece of art paintings created by professional artist from Wieco Art.High quality 100% Hand-painted oil paintings on canvas painted by our professional artists with years of oil painting experience. A great gift idea for your relatives and friends.
Stretched and Framed canvas paintings set for home decoration, each panel has a black hook already mounted on the wooden bar for easy hanging out of box.
Painting size:8x20inchx1pc,8x24inchx3pc(20x50cmx1pcs,20x60cmx3pc)
As each painting is 100% hand-painted, actual paintings may be slightly different from the product image. Due to different brand of monitors, actual wall art colors may be slightly different from the product image.
Authentic Wieco Art canvas wall art are packed in carton box with Wieco Art logo printed on each box.Hot Selling oil or Acrylic paintings on canvas, A perfect wall decoration oil paintings for living room, bedroom, kitchen, office, Hotel, dinning room, bathroom, bar etc..



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Japanese Prints: The Art Institute of Chicago (Tiny Folio)

Japanese Prints: The Art Institute of Chicago (Tiny Folio)

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Another in the Abbeville’s Tiny Folios series, this little book is a real gem. The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the world’s most beautiful and comprehensive collections of Japanese woodblock prints in the world. Clarence Buckingham, of the famed Chicago family, donated 12,000 prints alone. The book covers this exquisite collection of work from the 17th to 19th centuries in four sections: Primitives, Courtesans, Actors, and Landscapes. It includes work by well-known masters such as Hiroshige, Hokusia, and Utamaro, as well as lesser-known talents such as Shun’ei, Shunko, and Kiyonaga. While the trim size is small, none of the subtle colors, delicate paper texture, or intricate fabric design is lost.



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Live Laugh Love Modern Abstract Metal Wall Art Home Decor Decoration 28″h, 21″w

Live Laugh Love Modern Abstract Metal Wall Art Home Decor Decoration 28

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28 inch updated traditional bronze finish iron open design live, love, laugh scrollwork wall sculpture, Fleur de Lis and winged foot finials.Item color: Bronze
Item finish: textured
This product is Made in China



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Contemporary Art: World Currents

Contemporary Art: World Currents

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Contemporary Art: World Currents is the first comprehensive worldwide survey of contemporary art from the 1980s to the present day.

 

Author Terry Smith argues that, in recent decades, a global shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred: artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world’s teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its challenging complexities and new technologies. Alongside more than 350 carefully selected color images of key works, Terry Smith offers the first account of these changes, from their historical beginnings to the present day. Exploring key works by both well known
and little-known artists, the author shows how contemporary art achieved definitive force in the markets and museums of the major art centres during the 1980s and then became a global phenomenon as artworlds everywhere began to connect more closely: new communicative technologies and expanding social media are now shaping the future of art.

 

Contemporary Art: World Currents breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world, ranging across Western, East and Central Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East. Terry Smith lays the groundwork for a new comparative approach to contemporary art, emphasizing its relationships to all aspects of contemporary life. He argues that it is cultural diversity and individual artistic inventiveness, not a convergence towards sameness, which makes today’s art contemporary.

 

Contemporary Art: World Currents brings the subject right up-todate, highlighting the concerns of contemporary artists while giving the reader an invaluable insight to art today.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

Improve Critical Thinking- Explore how contemporary art has become a global, connected phenomenon

 

Engage Students- Looks at the work of contemporary artists from across the world.

 

Support Instructors- Image PowerPoints slides are available for Contemporary Art: World Currents.

 



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The Art of the Japanese Garden

The Art of the Japanese Garden

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**Winner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award**

The Art of the Japanese Garden is the only historical overview of Japanese gardens that covers Japanese gardening culture in one beautiful book.

Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions and a variety of vegetation. The Art of the Japanese Garden traces the development and blending of these two traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features as gardening reached new heights of sophistication on Japanese soil.

300 full-color Japanese garden illustrations and photographs highlight notable gardens in Japan, including graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, esoteric and paradise gardens, Zen gardens, warrior gardens, tea gardens and stroll gardens. Also included are sections on modern trends and Japanese gardens in other countries.



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Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch digital graphics, drawing & painting tablet

Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch digital graphics, drawing & painting tablet

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So you’ve already got artistic skills? Show them off to the world with Intuos Art. Sketch, paint, design, and edit with a pressure-sensitive pen on a digital canvas. Create with a natural line in paint, pastels, ink, charcoal, and more. From concept to creation, Intuos Art is there for you. Whatever your artistic ambitions, Intuos Art can take you there. Find everything you need to get started in one package. Each Wacom quality pen tablet comes with a free creative package that includes downloadable creative software, services, and online tutorials too. And the simple setup means you’ll be creating in no time. The pressure sensitive pen, responsive tablet, intuitive multi-touch gestures, and customizable Express Keys put a whole new digital toolbox at your fingertips. With so many different views, styles, and tools, you won’t want to stop creating. And that’s a good thing.Paint, design and create directly on your computer
Replaces your mouse and turns your computer into a digital drawing canvas
Battery-free, pressure sensitive pen helps you to draw thicker and thinner lines depending on how hard you push on the pen
Use your fingers to navigate, scroll, zoom your artwork with multi-touch gestures
Comes with a free Art Pack including: Corel Painter Essentials drawing and painting software, online tutorials, a free 8×10 metal photo print, and a 8×8 Shutterfly Photo Album
Four customizable Express Keys that put your favorite shortcuts like undo or copy/paste at your fingertips
Connects to Mac (10.8.5 and above) or PC (Windows 7 and above) via USB cable or wireless – wireless kit sold separately (B006MRAVFE) – and works with any software program.
Small Compact size, 8.25-by-6.7 inches, is perfect for limited desktop areas and can be setup for both left and right handed use



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