Want to paint more like Manet and less like Jackson Pollock?
Students of art hailed Classical Drawing Atelier, Juliette Aristides’s first book, as a dynamic return to the atelier educational model. Ateliers, popular in the nineteenth century, teach emerging artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. The educational process begins as students copy masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. The many artists at every level who learned from Classical Drawing Atelier have been clamoring for more of this sophisticated approach to teaching and learning. In Classical Painting Atelier, Aristides, a leader in the atelier movement, takes students step-by-step through the finest works of Old Masters and today’s most respected realist artists to reveal the principles of creating full-color realist still lifes, portraits, and figure paintings. Rich in tradition, yet practical for today’s artists, Classical Painting Atelier is ideal for serious art students seeking a timeless visual education.
Excellent art book with one issue...
Ms. Aristides book is indeed an in-depth treatise on the academic atelier; it’s practice and history. Her in-depth knowledge of her subject is delivered with passion and a personal conviction. I have no doubt this tome can make anyone a better artist in this painting strategy.
My only wish is that in the making of this e-book, the publishers produced reproductions of a higher definition. Most of the photos and illustrations are of sub-standard quality. Too bad that this very well written “Art” book has such poor quality pictures.