By Nathan Cabot Hale

In this stimulating, thought-provoking consultant, a famous sculptor and instructor demonstrates how you can find a wealthy new layout resource within the abstractions inherent in average types. via systematic learn of such houses as line, shape, form, mass, trend, gentle and darkish, area, percentage, scale, point of view, and colour as they seem in nature, scholars can discover ways to make the most of the limitless style and variety of these components as a wellspring of inventive abstraction.
The writer invitations scholars to profit the mandatory recommendations via a sequence of tasks dedicated to exploring and drawing vegetation, animals, birds, landscapes, seascapes, skies, and extra. strains of development and constitution, water and liquid types, climate and atmospheric styles, luminosity in vegetation and animals, earth shades and lightning are one of the assets of abstraction on hand to the artist who's conscious of them. This publication will teach you to determine and use those parts and lots of more.
An exciting mixture of artwork, psychology, and the traditional sciences, Abstraction in paintings and Nature is profusely illustrated with over 370 images, medical illustrations, diagrams, and reproductions of works through the nice masters. It not just deals a mind-stretching new means of studying and educating uncomplicated layout, yet deepens our wisdom of the average surroundings. in brief, Mr. Hale's ebook is an critical consultant that artists, lecturers, and scholars probably want to have shut handy for guide, notion, and functional guidance.

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The actual combinations that are possible with curved and straight lines are endless. The third order of line adds a distinctly different feature: this is the broken line. This adds many more variations as any kind of line can be broken and it also adds dots and dashes to the vocabulary of line. The fourth order of line is called line weight or a variation in the thickness and thinness of a line (Fig. 7). This varies the possibilities of line much further. Variations in line weight create strong eye-catching accents where the line is thickest and darkest, and give a sense of air and lightness to the thinner lines.

S. ) (29509-5) BRIDGMAN’S LIFE DRAWING, George B. Bridgman. (22710-3) CONSTRUCTIVE ANATOMY, George B. Bridgman. (21104-5) DRAWING THE DRAPED FIGURE, George B. Bridgman. (41802-2)) ANIMAL SKETCHING, Alexander Calder. (20129-5) CHINESE PAINTING TECHNIQUES, Alison Stilwell Cameron. (40708-X) CARLSON’S GUIDE TO LANDSCAPE PAINTING, John F. Carlson. (22927-0) PATTERN DESIGN, Archibald H. Christie. (22221-7) THE ARTISTIC ANATOMY OF TREES, Rex Vicat Cole. (21475-3) PERSPECTIVE FOR ARTISTS, Rex Vicat Cole.

This line curves forward, then loops backward upon its own track, and then curves forward again in a four-beat rhythmic sequence of tension, charge, discharge, and relaxation. Our breathing and heart both move with this rhythm, as do all the pulsating movements of living things. The track of planets revolving through space is a variation of the spinning wave. Our eyes linger on lines of this sort as they have great biological significance. A line is a track for the eye to follow. During the time it takes to scan a line, the viewer responds to the expression of the line’s form, speeding ahead or lingering, making jumps or sudden stops, or soaring upward in arcs.

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