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A DEFINITION OF VISUAL ART
The use of Technical Craftsmanship to Skillfully, Creatively, and Deliberately Communicate Thoughts and/or Emotions through the Intentional Ordering of Visual Elements.
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The tutorials offered here explain painting methods based on
the predominant techniques of western oil painting prior to the twentieth century.
History, Definitions, and Techniques
of Oil Painting
Includes Drying Oils and Mediums, Resins and Varnishes,
Pigments: Past & Present, Pigment Chemistry,
Supports for Painting, and Techniques of Past Masters.
Plus a discussion with a conservator at the National Gallery.
Modern Artist Supplies and Techniques
Includes the Artist's lead based palette, his previous palette, Paint Manufacturers and their Products,
Artist Mediums and Varnishes, Artist Supports, and the Artist's Technique.
Art Supplies Links
Listing of online retailers of art supplies.
The Artist's Studio
Art Studio Constructed in 2000
A general discussion of Tonal Range, Form, and Line as they relate to mood and message.
Visual examples given from art history with accent on 19th C. Academia
Life and Work of Bouguereau
with Technical Notes
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List of Books of Interest
Some interesting histories of
ARTISTS and PIGMENTS, DATED COLOR THEORIES,
TECHNIQUES of the past, PAST COLOR THEORIES.
Real Color Wheel
by Don Jusko
|Quotes from Leonardo da Vinci|
|Quotes from John Ruskin|
|Diet for a Healthy Society: an essay from The Correspondent|
|Avoid Cracks When Layering Oils|
|But Is It Art? |
The Return of Realism
|To Be Realism|
|The Sea Gull: |
An allegorical painting dealing with the centrality of drawing to all art and art as a response to the world in which we live.
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