How Art Is Made looks at famous works of art from across the centuries and from around the world, and asks the simple question: How were these works actually made? For example, how did Michelangelo paint the fresco in the Sistine Chapel, or how did Turner become such a master of watercolour? How did Warhol turn so effectively to serigraphy, and how does Yayoi Kusama create such seductive 'infinity spaces'?
Divided into two sections – Materials and Methods – each chapter presents a single artwork that demonstrates the mastery and innovative use of a single material or method, from oil paint, pastel and pencil to woodcut, litho and impasto.
Each work is presented while comparative works are also included to help reinforce our understanding of how they were created and why we consider them so important.
Dimensions: 19 x 24.6 cm
Pages: 224, hardback
Author: Debra N. Mancoff
Publisher: FL – Frances Lincoln