Classical Painting Atelier
A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice
By Juliette Aristides
Watson-Guptill Publications, Hardcover, 9780823006588, 240pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
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Students of art hailed "Classical Drawing Atelier," Juliette Aristides's first book, as a dynamic return to the atelier educational model. Ateliers, popular in the nineteenth century, teach emerging artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. The educational process begins as students copy masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. The many artists at every level who learned from "Classical Drawing Atelier" have been clamoring for more of this sophisticated approach to teaching and learning. In "Classical Painting Atelier, " Aristides, a leader in the atelier movement, takes students step-by-step through the finest works of Old Masters and today's most respected realist artists to reveal the principles of creating full-color realist still lifes, portraits, and figure paintings. Rich in tradition, yet practical for today's artists, "Classical Painting Atelier "is ideal for serious art students seeking a timeless visual education.