Watercolors by Winslow Homer

Watercolors by Winslow Homer

... a sense of truth in his watercolors – “the true breath of life... the glint of actual sunshine, the smell of motherearth” – had everything to do with his dedicated examination of the relationship between color, light, and water, ...

Author: Martha Tedeschi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300223866

Category: Art

Page: 228

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American painter Winslow Homer (1836–1910) created some of the most breathtaking and influential watercolors in the history of the medium. This handsome volume provides a comprehensive look at Homer’s technical and artistic practice as a watercolorist, and at the experiences that shaped his remarkable development. Focusing on 25 rarely seen watercolors from the Art Institute’s collection, along with 75 other related watercolors, gouaches, drawings, and paintings––including many of the artist’s characteristic subjects––the book proposes a new understanding of Homer’s techniques as they evolved over his career. Accessibly written essays consider each of the featured works in detail, examining the relationship between monochrome drawing and watercolor and the artist’s lifelong interest in new optical and color theories. In particular, they show how his sojourn in England—where he encountered leading British marine watercolorists and the dynamic avant-garde art scene—precipitated an abrupt change in technique and subject matter upon his return home. Conservators address the fragility of these watercolors, which are prone to fading due to light exposure, and demonstrate, through pioneering research on Homer’s pigments and computer-assisted imaging, how the works have changed over time. Several of Homer’s greatest watercolors are digitally “restored,” providing an exhilarating glimpse of the original impact of Homer’s groundbreaking color experiments.
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Colour and Form Perception Straddling the Boundary

Colour and Form Perception  Straddling the Boundary

FIGURE 12| Comparison of the distributions of LDR and HDR distances from ground truth observed in magnitude estimation and watercolor ... In the watercolors it was matched by L∗ = 91 (LDR) and L∗ = 41 (HDR).

Author: Galina V. Paramei

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889198573

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Starting from psychophysics, over the last 50 years, most progress in unravelling the mechanisms of color vision has been made through the study of single cell responses, mainly in LGN and striate cortex. A similar development in the study of form perception may seem to be underway, centred on the study of temporal cortex. However, because of the combinatorial characteristics of form perception, we are also observing the opposite tendency: from single-cell activity to population coding, and from static receptive field structures to system dynamics and integration and, ultimately, a synthetic form of psychophysics of color and form perception. From single cells to system integration: it is this development the present Research Topic wishes to highlight and promote. How does this development affect our views on the various attributes of perception? In particular, we are interested in to what extent evolving knowledge in the field of color perception is relevant within a developing integrative framework of form perception. The goal of this Research Topic is to bring together experimental research encompassing both color and form perception. For this volume, we planned a broad scope of topics – on color in complex scenes, color and form, as well as dynamic aspects of form perception. We expect that the Research Topic will be attractive to the community of researchers whose work straddles the boundary between the two visual perception fields, as well as to the wider community interested in integrative/systems neuroscience.
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The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

Schiele created at least thirteen watercolors of expectant mothers at the University of Vienna's newly opened Women's Clinic for obstetrics and gynecology.37 The raw, unvarnished corporeality first systematically manifest in this series ...

Author: Alys X. George

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226819969

Category: History

Page: 328

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Uncovers the interplay of the physical and the aesthetic that shaped Viennese modernism and offers a new interpretation of this moment in the history of the West. Viennese modernism is often described in terms of a fin-de-siècle fascination with the psyche. But this stereotype of the movement as essentially cerebral overlooks a rich cultural history of the body. The Naked Truth, an interdisciplinary tour de force, addresses this lacuna, fundamentally recasting the visual, literary, and performative cultures of Viennese modernism through an innovative focus on the corporeal. Alys X. George explores the modernist focus on the flesh by turning our attention to the second Vienna medical school, which revolutionized the field of anatomy in the 1800s. As she traces the results of this materialist influence across a broad range of cultural forms—exhibitions, literature, portraiture, dance, film, and more—George brings into dialogue a diverse group of historical protagonists, from canonical figures such as Egon Schiele, Arthur Schnitzler, Joseph Roth, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal to long-overlooked ones, including author and doctor Marie Pappenheim, journalist Else Feldmann, and dancers Grete Wiesenthal, Gertrud Bodenwieser, and Hilde Holger. She deftly blends analyses of popular and “high” culture, laying to rest the notion that Viennese modernism was an exclusively male movement. The Naked Truth uncovers the complex interplay of the physical and the aesthetic that shaped modernism and offers a striking new interpretation of this fascinating moment in the history of the West.
Categories: History

A History of the Old Water colour Society

A History of the  Old Water colour  Society

Now the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours; with Biographical Notices of Its Older and of All Deceased Members and Associates, ... Many of his representations of ancient remains are drawn with truth and characteristic detail .

Author: John Lewis Roget

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11471489

Category: Painters

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Water colour

Water colour

WATER - COLOUR 17 virtue or a vice , it is necessary to separate these two different truths . One sort of truth , therefore , shall be described as scientific , actual , or journalistic ; the other sort as philosophic , religious , or ...

Author: Neville Lytton

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ISBN: UCAL:$B382923

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 28

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Modern Watercolor Botanicals

Modern Watercolor Botanicals

The truth is that watercolor is one of the most approachable ways to express yourself with paint , mainly because you only need a few materials to get started . And it's extremely portable , allowing you to play with paint wherever you ...

Author: Sarah Simon

Publisher: Blue Star Press

ISBN: 9781944515584

Category: Art

Page: 218

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Unwind and get creative as you learn all about watercolor painting--one of the fastest-growing activities for everyday adults who are looking for a hobby to easily relax and relieve stress! Modern Watercolor Botanicals is a comprehensive guide for all skill levels--beginner to advanced--that teaches everything you need to know about watercolor using easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions. Learn how to paint and advance your skills using pieces of beautiful, traceable artwork, including detailed wildflowers, shade tropical leaves, eucalyptus wreaths, and more. Lessons in Modern Watercolor Botanicals include: • Instructions for every skill level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced • Easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions • Each lesson builds upon skills learned in the previous lessons • 15 pieces of traceable artwork to paint, no drawing experience required! • Lessons that promote focus and mindfulness and help you reduce stress through the enjoyment of the artistic process • All you need to know to create frame-worthy masterpieces and thoughtful gifts • Prompts, challenges, and ideas to take your creativity to the next level Author Sarah Simon (@themintgardener), a Seattle-based artist who leads sold-out watercolor workshops across the U.S., shares everything she teaches her students in this book. She also answers some of the most common questions from watercolor artists at all levels: • What tools do I need? • How do I mix interesting colors? • How do I create shape, movement, and definition in my piece? • How do I find my own creative style? Delve into Modern Watercolor Botanicals to develop your skills and form your own unique artistic approach to the world of modern watercolor!
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The Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams

The Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams

watercolors. TIP: When we exaggerate elements in our drawing, we can bring clarity to our art. And we'll get lots of ideas for what more ... We are truth tellers and explorers of great mysteries. Art encourages us to cultivate an open ...

Author: Cat Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781844098194

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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The Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams shows how to create a drawing club to work with fellow artists to build skills and find our own genius. In the club we make art experiments and the bold mistakes that free us from unnecessary limitations. We also reap the benefit of witnessing how others solve problems. Inside are full instructions on how to start and run a club as well as three 8-week session plans with specific art explorations. The purpose of the explorations we make is not only to build drawing skills but also to build the qualities of curiosity, courage, and critical thinking we need for making art. We will learn how to work from the inside out to make art that is fresh, vital and authentic. The book offers two important rules that will help us be the unique artists we are meant to be. As artists we dream that we might make something fantastic and be fully who we are. We dream that art matters, even that it might change the world. Improbable dreams but, in a club, things start to happen that we didn’t imagine possible. Working together we discover strength we might not have on our own. A club can take us to places we hardly dared to dream of and can show us how improbable dreams are where our hearts are truly meant to be.
Categories: Self-Help

The Practice of Drawing and Painting Landscape from Nature in Water colours Exemplified in a Series of Instructions Including the Elements of Perspective with Observations on the Study of Nature and Various Other Matters Relative to the Arts

The Practice of Drawing and Painting Landscape from Nature  in Water colours  Exemplified in a Series of Instructions      Including the Elements of Perspective      with Observations on the Study of Nature      and Various Other Matters Relative to the Arts

In the production of the artist , truth of imitation , and the permanence of the work , may be assumed as principal considerations . In the first , paintings in water colours , have in some respects an advantage over works in oil ...

Author: Francis Nicholson

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ISBN: BL:A0017298355

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The Lure and the Truth of Painting

The Lure and the Truth of Painting

In short , these paintings are Annunciations , without theology or promises but not without a vestige of hope . And this aspect of his work has , it seems to me , considerable meaning for Hopper's own relationship to himself , because ...

Author: Yves Bonnefoy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226064441

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Always fascinated in his poetry by the nature of color and light and the power of the image, Bonnefoy continues to pursue these themes in his discussion of the lure and truth of representation. He sees the painter as a poet whose language is visual, and he seeks to find out what visual artists can teach those who work with words.
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