Impressionists' Palettes of Light

Patricia Railing

 
Publication date:
October 2015
Publisher :
Artists Bookworks
Language:
English
Illustration :
12 colour plates
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780946311002

Dimensions : 216 X 168 mm
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£8.65

Overview
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• Palettes of 8 Impressionist painters - Cézanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh
• They called their colours the "solar palette of light

The French Impressionist painters discovered new means for painting light - they used a "solar palette”, the pigments matched to the colours the eyes see. They are the colours of a ray of light. This little book reproduces palettes by 8 of the plein-air painters - Cézanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Seurat, Signac, and Van Gogh. It describes the pigments they used, and includes short excerpts by the scientists whose work was the foundation of the new painting - complementary colours, optical mixing, and the pigment-colour correspondences.