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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have!, 8 Nov 2009
This review is from: Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice (Hardcover)
This book is full with enlightening information, from revealing anecdotes to technical tips. It doesn't go into any detail regarding basic artists tools, such as achieving correct proportion or anatomy, as it's particularly aimed at those who have had a fragmented art education, as I've experienced through intermittent private classes; reading books by Ruskin, Harold Speed, Robert Hale etc. Instead it takes you through the process of developing your ideas, giving you confidence with the process of creating a finished painting. So the knowledge you should already have gained from other sources is placed into a logical structure, whilst filling in gaps with information which is difficult to come by elsewhere. Highly recommended!
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Initial post: 14 Jan 2010 15:40:06 GMT
"it's particularly aimed at those who have had a fragmented art education"

This may be true: for the beginner there are better books and those properly educated in the arts will give it a wide berth.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2010 17:24:23 GMT
so what are these better books that you speak of?
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