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On Painting (Classics S) Paperback – July 2, 1991
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Most interesting to me, as a teacher of drawing, were the insights on the fundamentals of life drawing - such as positioning of the head relative to the feet, and the shifting of values becuase of the limitations of white paper (or paint) being the brightest 'light' available to the artist. the saying 'there is nothing new under the sun' comes often to mind - you will read many of Alberti's observations in any contemporary text.
Much of this may seem irrelevant to the modern painter - for example, his comments on consistency in portrayal of the figure may have been more relevant in an age when lay figures were used and painting took hours, but nonetheless bring up key points for the thoughtful artist to consider, especially for those interested in traditional painting. Use this book in conjunction with a good pictorial survey of art history (or the internet), so that you can readily refer to the pictures he mentions.
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This book is a little difficult to read seeing as how it was written a few centuries ago but good info if you can get through the language of the book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rebecca Tibbetts
The historical relevance is significant in art history and the introduction by the translator makes it a great read. do not skip the introduction.Published 20 months ago by zbrush
I am glad that this book is available on Kindle and in print! Leon Battista Alberti was definitely the da Vinci of his lifetime! Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by Erin Fladmo
One of my requirements for school. Very reasonably priced and shipping was quick. would recommend this to anyone who needs one.