This classic book on the craft of painting is the accepted authority on questions of materials and techniques. Max Doerner, drawing on over twenty-five years of teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, examines everything that the practicing artist might need to know about the preparation of painting surfaces, the creation of pigments, and the tools and methods used when applying oils, tempera, pastels, water colors, and in creating murals. The author also provides a thoughtful analysis of the techniques of the old masters so that the modern artist might gain new insight from the experience of those who have gone before. The final chapter provides a valuable look at conversation and restoration techniques and explains how they can be used to greatest effect. 435 pages.
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