Explains painting from an exciting new angle, showing how new materials, fresh ideas, and technical innovations have influenced the evolution of painting over the centuries.
Explains the science behind great painting, drawing, and photography.
Sumptuously illustrated throughout.
Fascinating narrative spreads cover the history of paint and painting around the world, from cave paintings to the present day.
Packed with glorious color reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists and the materials they used.
Illustrated timelines trace the history of colors over time, or show how certain genres, such as the nude or portraits, have developed.
Feature spreads zoom in close on selected paintings to analyze each artist’s distinctive style.
Explains key concepts, such as composition, volume, foreshortening, and perspective visually, with the help of easy-to-follow drawings and diagrams.
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