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    Online book...Bouguereau's Technique

    The Painter in Oil has become one of the most sought after books on technique and the science of painting. Around the western world, as artists desperately try to reconstruct the knowledge of how to paint great traditional works, this book has been a beacon of light through the stormy seas of a 20th century art world that dismissed all training, craftsmanship and human subject matter. A student of William Bouguereau, Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst was in the unique place at the right time to capture for posterity the methods of this greatest master of the human form in all of art history. We are very proud here at the Art Renewal Center to offer this rare treatise free of charge to the world through the technology of the internet.
    - Fred Ross, Chairman, Art Renewal Center

    Check it out here...awesome stuff

    http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/2...parkhurst1.asp


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    Thanks for sharing this link! Great stuff!

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    oooooh fancy

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    going to read a bit of this all day to let it soak in (really good reading!)

    here is the first REALLY good snippet I came across...


    "Aims. - It should be noted that the aim of the student and the aim of the artist are essentially different. The student's first aim is to learn to see and to represent nature's facts; to distinguish justly between relations. It is the training of the eye and the judgment. Imitation is the highest art; but the highest art requires the ability to imitate as a mere power of representation. The mind must not be hampered in its expression by lack of knowledge and control of materials, and the painter who is constantly occupied with the problems he should have worked out in his student days, is just so far from being a master. He must have all his means perfectly at his command before he can freely express himself.
    The acquirement of this mastery of means is the student's business. Everything he does which aids him in this makes him so much nearer to being a painter. But he must remember that he is still a student, and as he hopes to be a painter, must have patience with himself; must not hurry himself, must work as a student for the ends of a student. "

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    ok 2 more quotes and I am done


    "Talent is only another name for love of a thing. If you love a thing enough to try to find out what is good, to train you judgment; and to train your abilities up to what that judgment tells you is good, the good work is only a matter of time."

    "Originality is not a thing to strive for. If it comes, it is not through striving. The search for originality seldom results in anything worth having. It is a quality inherent in the man; and the best way of being original in your work is to be natural. Perhaps the most useful advice which you could receive is that you be always natural."


    I have taken over this thread and I apologize.

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    nah...you aren't taking over the thread...it's good stuff your posting. No worries.

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    NIce Mind candy--thanks!!!

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    anytime...there are bunch of other really good articles there too check em out

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    Good one Mkm, thanks for sharing. got some reading to do now
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