The trade secrets of the great masters are uncovered in Paint Like the Masters , an exhaustive study of 14 of the world’s most famous paintings. Both amateur and experienced artists will find the instructional images and detailed explanations invaluable. Copying the works of the great painting masters is not a simple exercise in mimicry. It is a formative practice for artists of all levels who desire to make progress in the medium. It is also a valuable tool for art history lovers and students who wish to increase their knowledge of the techniques used in historic paintings.
Inside are three comprehensive sections. Learning to Paint by Copying teaches readers to observe and understand the techniques, raw materials, and tools used by the great masters. Imitating Technique offers step-by-step instructions for re-creating classics by Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Vermeer, and more. Exploring Patinas and Finishes gives special attention to the pigments the masters worked with and finding contemporary equivalents to achieve the illusion of age.
An exciting augmented reality feature allows readers to dive even deeper into the lessons. Using a smartphone, computer, or tablet, they can scan and print the original paintings, watch video demonstrations, and access further examples of similar styles. Authors — The Parramón Editorial Team.
Paperback. 144 pages. 8¼" × 10¾" (21 cm × 27 cm).