Author: Robert Kaupelis
Number of Pages: 192
Available at: Amazon
- Chapter 1
- A Few Words
- Chapter 2
- Some basics: contour, gesture and modelled drawing
- Chapter 3
- Organization/ Structure
- Chapter 4
- Using light and dark
- Chapter 5
- Photographs, grids, and projected images
- Chapter 6
- probing a single form-idea
- Chapter 7
- Old and modern masters appreciated and exploited
- Chapter 8
- Drawing extended
- Chapter 9
- Now to begin…
About the author
Robert Kaupelis (1928-2009) Born in Amsterdam, New York
Professor of Art and Art Education at New York University for 30 years. He was one of the outstanding teachers of art in the nation. His paintings and mixed media artworks have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums around the US.
As the saying goes: you must first learn the rules before breaking them.
This book talks about traditional drawing techniques and then show you how different artists tested and pushed through the boundaries to break the rules to create interesting masterpieces and artworks. There are many images of different artists work ranging from the old masters to recent contemporary artists, each of them has a short description about the artwork to help you have a better understanding of the meaning behind the artwork.
The book is also in the structure of a class and has exercises that range from challenging to tedious to help you experiment and develop your own style of drawing. The way the book is written lets you feel as if you are in a classroom.
I got this book as reading material for my ongoing art course. Reading this book has opened my eyes and let me see art in a different way. I have little understanding of things like abstract art and only thought of traditional art as the only way to go, this book gave me a better understanding of contemporary art. I’ve brushed up on my theory and at the same time learnt many ways i can experiment with my drawings, be creative and express myself. I realised that a drawing doesn’t have to look realistic to be good. Drawing can be a form of expression that can get your viewers thinking.
Things to take note
This book is printed in black and white, so the artworks shown in this book will not be coloured, which can take a lot of meaning out of them. However, a simple google search for the artwork will be able to help you see the artworks in colour.
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