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Secret knowledge : rediscovering the lost techniques of the old masters

Author: David Hockney
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking Studio, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Join one of the most influential artists of our time as he investigates the painting techniques of the Old Masters. Hockney's extensive research led him to conclude that artists such as Caravaggio, Velazquez, da Vinci, and other hyperrealists actually used optics and lenses to create their masterpieces. In this passionate yet pithy book, Hockney takes readers on a journey of discovery as he builds a case that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hockney, David.
Secret knowledge.
New York, N.Y. : Viking Studio, 2006
(OCoLC)756442231
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hockney
ISBN: 0142005126 9780142005125 0500286388 9780500286388
OCLC Number: 71891028
Description: 328 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Visual evidence --
textual evidence --
correspondence.
Responsibility: David Hockney.

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Demonstrates how Renaissance artists used mirrors and lenses to develop perspective and chiaroscuro challenging our view of how these two foundations of Western art were established.  Read more...

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'Sparkling, brilliantly analysed treatise on the use of optics in art and one of the most important books on painting published in the last 100 years' - State magazine 'Hockney is a superb Read more...

 
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