Painting Masterclass

Creative Techniques of 100 Great Artists


Analyses the visual approaches and techniques of 100 great artists, and shows readers how to weave some of this magic into their own paintings.


ISBN: 9780500239957 Category:

Susie Hodge


Drawing Masterclass explores the act of vision of the world’s great artists, describing how their work was created to allow you to weave some of their magic into your own paintings. With detailed analyses and instructive creative tips sections, you can learn how to convey movement like Degas, apply acrylic like Twombly, and command colour like Matisse.

The book is organized into seven chapters covering important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life, heads, fantasy and abstraction. Each chapter selects a cross section of artists and examines their practice in detail, using key paintings. Each artist is described through one of 100 selected masterpieces, plus a biographical profile and a practical look at the way the painting was made: the materials and technique, an examination of the ideas and inspiration behind its making and how the artist’s life might reflect their concerns. Light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour and composition are all covered in detail. The book covers a broad historical and geographic sweep, and includes many of the most celebrated male and female artists.

Additional information

Weight 1160 g
Dimensions 20.7 x 24.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2019
Number of pages 288
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 20.7 x 24.3 cm
Weight 1160 g


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