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This volume traces the history of painting from medieval times to modern times with a focus on each era and its major artists.
A step-by-step guide to creating your own artwork, pages to colour and masterpieces to frame. This book is a natural progression from colouring-in and will inspire you to create your own unique works of art.Ease of use is enhanced by the spiral binding which allows the book to lay flat or turn back on itself, mimicking a visual diary or artists journal. Quality paper and one sided printing throughout ensures your designs are easily removed for framing.'Beyond Colouring-in' presents a unique framework of exercises and templates to inspire. It will walk you through the various stages to creating your own masterpieces. All images are hand-drawn. The book is based on the intricately detailed artwork of Denise Lamby. Draw within the pages of 'Beyond Colouring-in' and enjoy your own take anywhere art journal.
An expanded version of the highly successful volumes in Prestel’s children’s coloring book series, this book features the works of dozens of great painters and will appeal to young artists looking for lots of masterpieces to make their own.
Meissonier : Masterpieces in Colour Series When Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier was born at Lyons in 1815, under the fading light of an Imperial sunset, these were scarcely the ideas that predominated in the national school of French art. Pictorial art, to confine ourselves to that, had, both before and during the First Empire, achieved at most a lumbering and trammelled flight; and the influence of antiquity, so perceptible in the language as well as in the manners and fashions at the close of the Eighteenth Century, served only to confine the inspiration of artists more strictly within the bounds of classic tradition. Roman characters, Roman costumes, Roman virtues,—such was the ideal to which each debutant who did not revolt openly must make surrender! To be sure, the commanding figure of David gave a magnificent prestige to this rather cold and dishearteningly classic programme. But, like all great artists, David was exceptional; and he stands today as the only one who, in an epoch sadly poor in genius, produced a host of living masterpieces, to swell the lists of a school so artificial that it would now be forgotten, save as an echo of his name. It is true that, by way of ransom, he spent much time in painting vast canvases that today hold but a small place in his life work. On the threshold of the Nineteenth Century, in 1799, Eugène Delacroix was born. It was he who brought a new spirit into French painting and, single-handed, wrought a great revolution. Such is not destined to be the rôle of Meissonier! His was neither so tragic a struggle, nor so immense a triumph. Unlike Delacroix, he did not restore the Beautiful nor hand down new forms to glory. He succeeded none the less in inscribing his name in modest yet precise characters—that will long remain legible—upon the marble of the temple. How did the artist get his start? According to the monotonous and mournful formula, “after a hard struggle.” The lives of all beloved and admired artists have this in common with fairy tales: they always begin badly and end happily (unluckily, they sometimes end a long time after the death of the principal hero!). The father of Meissonier was a dealer in colonial products and chemicals, and kept a drug and provision shop in the Rue des Ecouffes. Beneath the low ceiling of this shop and between walls lined with drawers, bearing strange labels, the childhood of Jean-Louis-Ernest was passed. His mother was a fragile woman. We are told further that she was sensitive to music and that she had learned to paint on porcelain and to make miniatures. Are we at liberty to attribute to the tender and brief contact of that mother, who died so young, with the life of her child, the origin of his artistic vocation? It is pleasant at least to fancy so and to try to believe it, even though we are told that parents bequeath to their children, not a vocation—a mysterious gift, of unknown origin—but rather a certain number of necessary aptitudes and qualities, which will enable them to profit by the gift, if perchance it falls to them from Heaven. Yet the fact remains that in the depths of a cupboard, in the house on the Rue des Ecouffes, there lay the paint-box which Mme. Meissonier once used, while taking miniature lessons from the authoritative hands of Mme. Jacottot. As joyously as other children would have appropriated a jar of jam, the boy possessed himself of the magic box, and on that selfsame day entered, with stumbling fingers, upon the laborious mission which was destined to cease only with his life.
Joseph Mallord William Turner was English painter, one of the greatest and most original of all landscape painters. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivaling history painting. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolor landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light" and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism.
Coding comprises half of the National Curriculum strands for computing, and 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Coding is packed with resources that will give every teacher the confidence to deliver it. The easy-to-follow and practical activities in this book will be invaluable for all teachers, whether they are new to coding and just getting to grips with the basics, or are more experienced and wish to expand their repertoire. All the ideas have been carefully selected and written to be appropriate for the widest range of pupils' ages and abilities, and to be used with most coding platforms and devices – making them compatible with any existing scheme. Readers can also access and download additional free resources and templates online – 100 ideas is just the start!
Color between the lines of the great masters! This unique coloring book invites you to reinvent 34 of the most celebrated art masterpieces of the past six centuries. Re-created here as beautiful line art, you'll find renditions of famous paintings such as Bottecelli's The Birth of Venus, Van Gogh's Irises, and Grant Wood's American Gothic. Discover your creativity as you decompress, loosen up, and relax while experiencing these masterpieces in a whole new highly personal way. Channel your inner Michelangelo as you bring to life The Creation of Adam. Spend an afternoon in Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Give Mona Lisa a makeover. Anything goes with you behind the color grab your colored pencils, markers, or even paints, and color your own masterpieces! Hand-rendered replications of 34 famous works, from The Last Supper to The Scream Quality paper stands up to colored pencil, marker, or paint Pad binding for easy page removal Thumbnails of the original artworks for inspiration Perfect size for framing

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