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How Art is Made

How Art is Made

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How Art Is Made looks at renowned works of art from across the centuries and around the globe and asks the intriguingly simple question – how were these works made?
Divided into two sections – 
materials and methods – each chapter showcases a single work of art 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 as the centerpiece of a capsule history, while comparative works are also included to help amplify our understanding.

How, for example, did 
Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel fresco, or did Turner become such a master of watercolor? How did Warhol turn so effectively to screen printing, and how did Yayoi Kusama create such beguiling 'infinity rooms'?

The book 
enhances the experience of looking at great works of art and guides us to a deeper understanding of how they were created and why we regard them as so important.
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