Renaissance Composition and Painting Techniques (Hardcover)
"Renaissance Composition and Painting Techniques by Chris Ridgway" is a book for painters and fine artists who wish to learn the basics of composing and painting pictures in the style of the Renaissance artists. It is extensively illustrated with examples from the Renaissance masters, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Andrea Mantegna, and Raphael. Examples are given of the salient points relating to Renaissance composition and the book also provides a guide to Renaissance painting techniques such as grisaille underpainting and painting with glazes. The Appendix also contains information on drawing in perspective, silverpoint drawing, and the author's own thoughts as to what the young Leonardo da Vinci may have looked like. This book is the result of extensive research and practice by the author. He was prompted to produce the book due to a lack of available books that deal with the practical aspects of Renaissance composition for paintings. This book contains over 80 colour and 30 black and white images. It is suitable for the advanced beginner and intermediate artist. This book does not teach you how to draw. A basic ability to draw a representation of what you see in front of you is assumed.