PRACTICAL PORTRAIT PAINTING by Frank Slater

PRACTICAL PORTRAIT PAINTING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A foot on the ground, not head in the air, approach to a career as a portraitist which is, as the title indicates, practical, and almost paternal in its very definite advice to the beginner. What can be learned from the past, from the greats- Holbein, Titian, Velasquez down through the impressionists to present day portraitists; the principles of drawing, and on to pencil drawing, charcoal, oils and other media; the comparison of various methods; the sittings; certain specific problems and certain qualifications necessary for a career. There are 48 plates in black and white, and the book has sound vocational value.

Publisher: Scribner