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Art students and amateur painters will find practical advice and instruction in Barron’s brand-new series of Pocket Art Guides. Each Pocket Art Guide is devoted to a specific aspect of painting or drawing, and includes many tips that even experienced professionals will find helpful. These information-packed hardcover books are handy artists’ companions for the reference shelf, and small enough to carry along with art supplies on field trips. All titles feature instructive captioned color illustrations, as well as enlightening notes on how famous artists solved specific problems.
This book describes different approaches to creating an abstract painting, ranging from simplification and distortion of identifiable subjects to the rendering of pure abstract forms. It also explains that artists who abandon figurative references must nevertheless demonstrate command of composition and color theory. Examples of abstract canvases by artists including Paul Klee and Robert Delaunay are shown and analyzed.
Hardcover / 96 Pages / 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 / 2012