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Leon Battista Alberti O Painting


Author : Leon Battista Alberti
language : en
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date : 1966

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Alberti's Della Pittura was the first modern analytical study of painting, a pioneering treatise on the theory of art. A systematic description of the one-point perspective construction, it was primarily designed to persuade both patron and painter in the Renaissance to discard the old tastes in painting for the new. In his prologue, Alberti states that his work consists of three books: 'the first, all mathematics, concerning the roots in nature which are the source of this delightful and most noble art. The second book puts the art in the hand of the artist, distinguishing its parts and demonstrating all. The third introduces the artist to the means and the end, the ability and desire of acquiring perfect skill and knowledge in painting.'

On Painting


Author : Leon Battista Alberti
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1966

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Leon Battista Alberti On Painting


Author : Leon Battista Alberti
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2011-05-09

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In this volume Rocco Sinisgalli presents a new English translation and critical examination of Alberti's seminal text.

On Painting


Author : Leon Alberti
language : en
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date : 2005-03-31

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Artist, architect, poet and philosopher, Leon Battista Alberti revolutionized the history of art with his theories of perspective in On Painting (1435). Inspired by the order and beauty inherent in nature, his groundbreaking work sets out the principles of distance, dimension and proportion; instructs the painter on how to use the rules of composition, representation, light and colour to create work that is graceful and pleasing to the eye; and stipulates the moral and artistic pre-requisites of the successful painter. On Painting had an immediate and profound influence on Italian Renaissance artists including Ghiberti, Fra Angelico and Veneziano and on later figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, and remains a compelling theory of art.

Painters On Painting


Author : Eric Protter
language : en
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date : 1971

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Famous artists discuss their aims, methods, techniques, other artists, and much more in unique compilation spanning 7 centuries of Western art. Michelangelo's account of painting the Sistine Chapel, Picasso's motivation for creating "Guernica," many other insights from da Vinci, Chagall, Rubens, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Manet, Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Matisse, and Pollock. 68 illustrations.

Mysteries Of The Rectangle


Author : Siri Hustvedt
language : en
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date : 2006-08-10

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In this book, Hustvedt gives us nine essays on the significance of particular works of art, replete with original insights and a few startling discoveries. In her essay on Giorgione's The Tempest, a painting that has mystified art critics for hundreds of years, the author reinterprets the canvas as a work about art and voyeurism. While looking at The Third of May, she was astonished to discover that Goya had hidden his own self-portrait in a shadowy corner of his iconic masterwork. More than anything, the essays in this book display a true passion for art, from the still lifes of Jean-Baptiste Chardin and Giorgio Morandi to the contemporary works of Joan Mitchell and Gerhard Richter. Hustvedt captures perfectly the pleasure found in giving oneself up to the complexities and ambiguities of painting, discovering new subtleties and surprises the longer one takes the time to look.--Back cover.

Grupp On Painting


Author : E. A. Gruppé
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1976

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