This complete painting course for the beginner in ten easy-to-follow lessons presented in a wire-o format is designed to make oils accessible to everyone. Principles and approaches are explained in a simple and logical way using practical examples, step-by-step demonstrations and illustrated with finished paintings. The book demonstrates the versatility of oil paint and how to take advantage of its slow drying time, which means that the paint remains flexible and mistakes can easily be rectified. Fundamental techniques are explained in a straightforward fashion, although readers are also encouraged to experiment, leaving room for artistic integrity.
The last hundred years have been an era of unprecedented displacements: the accelerated drift of rural populations to the metropolis, the spread of these cities into successive empires, and the resulting diasporas that have forged the modern United States and any number of smaller nations. These processes have fostered a poetry of exile and expatriation intimately bound up with the experience and culture of modernity. Poetry and Displacement is a thought-provoking and challenging examination of globalized displacement in the work of some of our most critically-acclaimed poets, including Christopher Middleton, Philip Larkin, and Derek Walcott.
This volume of practical instruction in the foundations of art features many splendid color illustrations by the author. Perfect for intermediate-level and advanced artists wishing to take their work to the next level.
An original, yet lucid and accessible introduction to the often difficult poetry of W.B. Yeats. No poet in this century has shaped his work so directly out of reaction to the history of his times. Yeats's antithetical vision, his fascination with conflict, energy, turbulence and the bodiliness of being, his sense of poetry as a dramatic process, indicate how closely bound up are the stylistic and the thematic dimensions of his art. As a poet of carnality as much as of politics, Yeats is unexcelled. The aim of this book is to show what an exciting writer he is, to reveal the relevance and contemporaneity of his work, even in its more esoteric aspects, and to make its study less intimidating than it can sometimes seem.