Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed Media

Author: Soraya French

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944687

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2165


A great guide for painters who want to experiment with mixed media and make their landscape paintings more adventurous. Popular artist and teacher, Soraya French, encourages readers to experiment with mixing media and to create more adventurous paintings and broaden their artistic horizons. The media that Soraya uses in this book are acrylics, pastels and collage and she shows how to bring the best out of mixing these media with handy tips, some simple projects and several step-by-step demonstrations. Landscape, and the way it changes over the seasons, is the ideal subject for experimenting with different textural effects using mixed media. Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed Media is divided into four seasonal chapters, with each section dealing with the colours, shapes, patterns and textures particular to each season. There is information on mixing colours relevant to each season, as well as interesting ways of painting flowers and other details of nature, how to create exciting compositions, and how to add architectural aspects within the landscape. In some landscapes figures may be added in order to animate the composition and create a narrative. This practical and inspirational book will help and encourage the reader to explore the fascinating potential of mixed media and to adopt a freer attitude in their painting.

Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation

Author: Rebecca Krinke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135994722

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 9476


Contemplative landscape and contemplative space are familiar terms in the areas of design, landscape architecture and architecture. Krinke and her highly regarded contributors set out to explore definitions, theories, and case studies of contemplative landscapes. The contributors, Marc Treib, John Beardsley, Michael Singer, Lance Neckar, Heinrich Hermann and Rebecca Krinke have spent their careers researching, critiquing, and making landscapes. Here they investigate the role of contemplative space in a post-modern world and examine the impact of nature and culture on the design or interpretation of contemplative landscapes. The essays, drawn from both scholarship and personal experience explore the links between spaces designed to provide health benefits and contemplative space.


Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and Paste, Mash Up and Transform

Author: Danielle Krysa

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130353

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 6237


Collage has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity during the twenty-first century, resulting in an explosion of creativity. This showcase of cutting-edge contemporary art from across the globe features galleries of collage by 30 practitioners, from the surreal landscapes of Beth Hoeckel to Fabien Souche's humorous appropriations of pop culture. Each artist has also created a new piece especially for this book—all using the same original image, but with results as wildly diverse as the medium of collage itself. This collection is visual inspiration for art lovers and an appreciation of the transformation of old into new.

Art Journey America Landscapes

89 Painters' Perspectives

Author: Kathy Kipp

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440315244

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 4629


Showcasing the work of more than 100 top contemporary American master artists of our day, this book features landscapes (a popular subject for art collectors and a tradition throughout American art history) from all across the country—east and west, north and south—rendered in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and mixed media. Accompanying each painting are the thoughts, techniques and inspirations for the paintings by each artist.

Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement

Author: Shin, Ryan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522516662

Category: Art

Page: 390

View: 9283


Art is a multi-faceted part of human society, and often is used for more than purely aesthetic purposes. When used as a narrative on modern society, art can actively engage citizens in cultural and pedagogical discussions. Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the relationship between popular media, art, and visual culture, analyzing how this intersection promotes global pedagogy and learning. Highlighting relevant perspectives from both international and community levels, this book is ideally designed for professionals, upper-level students, researchers, and academics interested in the role of art in global learning.

Ignacio Iturria

everything has a face : [exhibition] Boca Raton Museum of Art, September 8-November 7, 2004; The Power Plant, March 2005

Author: Ignacio Iturria,Power Plant (Art gallery)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 152

View: 407


Uruguayan painter-sculptor Ignacio Iturria's works draw from a rich historical stew: repressive military juntas, Daliesque surrealism, pre-Columbian art and traditional Peruvian weavings are some influences he uses with a deliberate simplicity reminiscent of folk art. The result is a human iconography of the Americas, with stick figures trapped in the brutal concrete common in urban slums. A true artist's book, with a corrugated cardboard cover, and a handmade feel.

Nature, the end of art

environmental landscapes

Author: Alan Sonfist,Wolfgang Becker,Robert Rosenblum

Publisher: Gli Ori Pub


Category: Art

Page: 279

View: 5701


"This generously illustrated volume documents Sonfist's formidable body of work that continues to date. Featured are photographs and drawings that stand as independent works of art in their own right and also relate to the environmental landscapes for which he is best known. In addition to an informative interview by Robert Rosenblum and essays by a number of other art experts, the book also includes comments by the artist and quotes from a variety of sources that have inspired him. All these elements conjoin to reveal the fascinating story of this innovative artist who prefigured environmental art." -Inside back cover.