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By Robert Cumming

ISBN-10: 0756613582

ISBN-13: 9780756613587

Taking an unique photographic method of glance intimately at definite subject matters, those 4 interesting books supply deeper realizing and richer delight in the worlds of structure, artwork, recognized artists, and myths and legends. writer BIO: Robert Cumming has been the chairman of Christie's schooling, London, studied paintings historical past at Cambridge collage, and his books have received a number of foreign awards and comprise Just glance, simply Imagine, and Looking into Paintings.

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4 cm), collage, Private Collection. Modern Art. One of Picasso’s own drawings of the minotaur is incorporated into a collage of assorted debris. 36 M E D I A A N D M AT E R I A L S Printmaking The oldest form of printmaking is “relief printing,” in which the image is created by means of raised areas that receive the ink, as in a woodcut. In intaglio techniques, such as engraving and etching, the ink is held in lines inscribed or bitten into a plate. Other printing processes used by artists include the planographic (flat-surface) techniques of lithography and silkscreen.

On the triangular pediments at each end of the building were large-scale free-standing groups containing numerous figures showing the birth of Athena and her struggles with Poseidon for control of Attica; below these as well as along both sides were nearly 100 individual reliefs of struggling figures (men and centaurs; Greeks and Amazons; gods and giants); behind the outer colonnade and running round the entire building was a relief, 525 ft (160 m) long, depicting the Great Panathenaia, a religious festival held every four years in honor of Athena.

MODERN CHALKS 31 M E D I A A N D M AT E R I A L S PEN AND INK The pen evolved as an alternative to the brush as a means of controlled line drawing. The advantage of inks over dry drawing media was the precision and permanence of the line. Inks have been made from a diversity of sources, ranging from sooty carbon-based materials (bister) to dyes derived from berries, oak galls, insects, cuttlefish, and crustaceans. Water-soluble inks are more prone to fading than the more permanent waterproof inks such as Indian ink prepared with gum or shellac.

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