History of color in painting, with new principles of color expression.

New York, Reinhold Pub. Corporation [1965] .

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Other Title Color in painting.
Subjects Color in art.
Painting -- History.
Description 372 pages illustrations, facsimiles, 32 color plates, portraits 31 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
Notes "Color chart of pigments and palettes": pages 106-107.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-366).
Contents part I. The practical methods. 1. The quest for method and order : Ancient viewpoints ; The contributions of da Vinci, Descartes, Boyle, Isaac Newton, Voltaire, Goethe, J.C. Le Blon, Moses Harris ; Color theory ; David Brewster, Ewald Hering -- 2. Old palettes and techniques : The matter of grounds ; Oil as a medium ; Pigments and palettes ; Seventeenth and eighteenth century pigments and palettes ; Early American palettes -- 3. Modern palettes and techniques : The classicists ; Eugène Delacroix ; Impressionism ; The end of the nineteenth century ; Into the twentieth century ; Scaled palettes ; The balanced palette -- 4. The personality of the artist : Da Vinci ; Lairesse, Goethe, Delacroix, Seurat, van Gogh ; Kandinsky's analogies of colors and music -- 5. Six paths to color expression : The vision of the artist ; Evidences of temperament ; The color triangle ; The color expression of Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt, J.M.W. Turner, the impressionists, the modern painter ; Toward tomorrow ; The great names in the history of color expression in art -- 6. The harmony of science and art : Color solids and systems ; Conventional color harmony ; Chevreul ; Harmonies of analogous colors ; Harmonies of contrasts ; Ostwald ; Empirical conclusions ; This illusory world ; Synchromism ; Structuralism -- 7. The wonders of perception : The "psychology" of color ; Color induction ; The magic of color constancy ; Modes of appearance for color ; Illumination effects: the law of field size -- 8. An art of color for the future : Controlling the color effect ; Color as personal expression.
part II. The historical references. 9. The old masters : The birth of modern art ; The invention of oil painting ; Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, El Greco, Diego Valasquez, Rembrandt ; The French ; The English -- 10. From classicism to romanticism to realism : Jacques Louis David, Jean Auguste Ingres, J.M.W. Turner ; Turner: an evaluation ; John Constable ; Eugène Delacroix ; Gustave Courbet ; The Barbizon School ; Johann Jongkind, Eugène Boudin ; Adolphe Monticelli ; James McNeill Whistler -- 11. The flowering of impressionism : Michel Eugène Chevreul ; Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley ; Other impressionists ; Paul Cézanne -- 12. Neo-impressionism and post-impressionism : The neo-impressionists ; Ogden Nicholas Rood, Helmholtz, Sutter, Henry ; Georges Seurat, Paul Signac ; An evaluation ; The post-impressionists ; Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin ; The Nabis ; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec -- 13. The artists of America : The colonial painters ; The outdoor American scene ; American standards for America ; The American impressionists ; The famous eight ; The famous armory show -- 14. The road down from the mountain : Fauvism ; Color knowledge vs. color sense ; Expressionism, cubism, dadaism, surrealism, futurism, rayonism -- 15. The camps in the forest : Suprematism, neo-plasticism ; Kandinsky, Klee, the Bauhaus ; Orphism ; Abstract expressionism ; Meanwhile back in America ; Fantasy and reality.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)770414
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Birren, Faber, 1900-1988.
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