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Lumen picturae : a classical drawing manual

Author: Frederik de Wit
Publisher: New York : Harper Design : Distributed by HarperCollins, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frederick de Wit published his work 'Lumen picturæ' in Amsterdam between 1660 and 1675. It is a book of great historic value that falls within the tradition of the treatises on illustration, which were an essential element in any artist's education up to the impressionist revolution. The complete version of this work is an excellent introduction to the aesthetic developed in the seventeenth century. It enables us to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Frederik de Wit; Frederik de Wit
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederik de Wit
ISBN: 9780062048882 0062048880
OCLC Number: 670475316
Notes: Statement of responsibility from cover.
Facsimile reprint. Originally published in Amsterdam between 1660 and 1675.
Description: 171 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Human body --
Male nudes --
Female nudes --
Mythological and biblical figures --
Quadruped animals --
Birds and other animals.
Responsibility: [Frederick de Wit].

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An illustrated guide to classical figurative drawing as taught in the Dutch Golden Age. It presents an introduction to 17th Century aesthetics. It guides any artist (professional or novice) to learn  Read more...

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