Jul 15, 2020
Claude Lorrain--The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum
Posted by Richard Rand

The great French artist Claude Lorrain 1600 1682 for whom drawing was an integral part of the artistic process spent most of his career in Italy, where he documented the beauty of the landscape and the splendor of classical ruins This richly illustrated book examines the wide ranging role the medium played throughout Claude s career.The book presents some of Claude sThe great French artist Claude Lorrain 1600 1682 for whom drawing was an integral part of the artistic process spent most of his career in Italy, where he documented the beauty of the landscape and the splendor of classical ruins This richly illustrated book examines the wide ranging role the medium played throughout Claude s career.The book presents some of Claude s most remarkable drawings, representing all aspects of his style and subject matter from informal outdoor sketches of trees, rivers, and ruins to formal presentation drawings and elaborate compositional designs for paintings, many of which have never before been reproduced in color A detailed and scholarly essay places them within the social and cultural contexts of their time and includes comparative illustrations of paintings and etchings to situate them within the artist s oeuvre A selection of works from the Liber Veritatis Book of Truth , a portfolio of highly finished drawings that the artist created to document his own painted compositions, is also included.

  • Title: Claude Lorrain--The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum
  • Author: Richard Rand
  • ISBN: 9780300104806
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Claude Lorrain The Painter as Draftsman Drawings from the British Museum The great French artist Claude Lorrain for whom drawing was an integral part of the artistic process spent most of his career in Italy where he documented the beauty of the landscape and th

    Dyer

    I stopped in Washington, DC on my way back from visiting my alma mater after 33 years and was pleasantly surprised by this wonderful exhibit of Claude Lorrain s drawings I adore landscape drawings and his are the best, or at least up there in the top three Lovely book to browse through and the reproductions are first rate Looking at these drawings is like a meditative session refreshing, and relaxing I give it five stars on its merits, the reproductions.



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