Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters (Practical Art Books) by Robert Beverly Hale

By Robert Beverly Hale

A publication whose revenues haven't decreased yet particularly elevated dramatically due to the fact that its booklet forty five years in the past, this bestselling vintage is the final word guide of drawing taught by means of the past due Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and periods at big apple City’s paintings scholar League captivated artists and paintings educators from round the world.Faithfully generating and methodically studying a hundred grasp drawings—including works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Goya, and Rembrandt between others—Hale indicates how those artists tackled uncomplicated difficulties akin to line, mild and planes, mass, place and thrust, and anatomy. With specified analytical captions and diagrams, each lesson is obviously delineated and illustrated. all through, additionally, is observation that sheds mild at the inventive strategy of drawing and provides deep perception into the unsurpassed achievements of the masters.

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60 Comic sources Pictures are the best way to capture children's attention so, before television, artists developed the comic strip to a high art. Today adults often find fantasy comics more attractive than children. From the creators of Batman, Superman, Rupert Bear, Barbar the Elephant and Tintin came new worlds. Here are three examples of great comic artists at work: 1 Frank Bellamy, an English illustrator of the 1960s, created space pilot Dan Dare. 2 Winsor McCay, illustrator of the New York Herald, created Little Nemo.

Greek gods, Preceding pages: Saint George and the dragon Paolo Uccello, 1456 The legend in which St George rescues a maiden by slaying a dragon was a popular subject for both paintings and sculptures. To both artist and audience alike it symbolized the struggle between good (the hero) and evil (the monster), and asserted that virtue and innocence (the maiden) cannot be harmed by evil. Uccello worked in a Christian environment, decorating churches and the homes of devout princes. The use of classical and mythological subjects as symbols to express Christian beliefs was very common during the Renaissance.

4 King Kong is a classic example of make-believe. A giant gorilla is tamed by the beauty of a young girl. Videos and record sleeves New media provide fresh opportunities for the artist to exercise his imagination. 5 Evil Dead, the video, used new techniques to produce scenes of horror and nightmare reality. ©DIAGRAM 61 Fantasy of self-indulgence Every individual has a fantasy world of his own, but only a very few ever depict it in pictures; that this kingdom be imagined or dreamed about and then forgotten seems to be sufficient.

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