Traditional Chinese Painting - Masterpieces of Art
Author Sharmaine Kwan
Traditional Chinese painting is one of the purest art forms in existence, continuing as it does the techniques and themes that have been employed over centuries to create the most exquisite works in ink and wash. Whether meticulously realist or vibrantly expressive, often expertly combining skilful calligraphy with stunning draughtsmanship, these works all pay homage to what went before them. Focusing on classical painting, especially the colour-infused work of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing dynasties (1644–1912), this delightful book reveals the fascinating history of Chinese painting. From Dai Jin to Ma Quan; from dramatic mountainscapes and tranquil rivers, through intricate and vivid depictions of animals and flowers, to peaceful pastoral scenes and busy tableaux of court life, the engaging text and lush reproductions ensure an enchanting read.
Hardback, 128 pages, 12000 words, 100 illustrations
Series: Masterpieces of Art
Dimensions: 231 x 203 x 20 mm
How to Paint - Made Easy
Author Sharmaine Kwan & David Cousens
Painting is about responding to the world around you, engaging with light and form, feeling the moment as well as placing lines of colour on a canvas; it can be fun, relaxing and rewarding. How to Paint Made Easy is packed with case studies and examples, will show you how to think about your subject, what materials to use, how to layer paint and construct a great piece of art, in watercolours, oils, acrylics or digitally on a computer. With inspirational contemporary artwork, tips and advice from real artists, traditional and digital techniques and a wide range of genres, this book will show you many different ways of painting, with a variety of methods and materials you can try, to see which works best for you.
Paperback, 256 pages, 20000 words, 250 illustrations
Series: Made Easy (Art)
Dimensions: 210 x 170 x 15 mm