Recommended By Artists For Artists
There are some truly inspiring, helpful and beautiful art books in the world and we aim to share with you a selection of the best and most loved ones here. The books on this page have assisted or been of inspiration to the artists featured on Artistsuncovered and come recommended by the artists themselves. We hope you will find them equally as helpful and inspiring!
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Artistsuncovered ‘Recommended Reading’
Inspiration: Cecily Brown is one of the most accomplished and fascinating artists of the 90`s. This book summarises her stunning and often challenging works. With close ups of brushwork detail, watercolour sketches, photos and enlightening interviews, this is the next best thing to seeing the real thing. She is an artist of controversy, given her subject matter, but one that is deserving of the attention. Beautiful book, highly recommended.
Reference: Ann Blockley is an artist well known for her contemporary approach to traditional subjects. This book is filled with wonderful samples of her colourful and expressive art works. There are many techniques covered including water-based paint and ink with other media such as gesso and collage to create dramatic effects and manipulating paint with other materials. A must read for any serious watercolourist.
Artist: Artist David Hockney has always been associated with Pop Art and California, where he has lived for much of his life. This is major study of his work, to accompany the exhibition showing at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, redefines him as an important painter of the English countryside, presenting his recent landscapes for the first time. The book is filled with many large images to enable you to appreciate the colour and details. If you are a fan of Hockney, get this book.
Also accompanied by a DVD
Art Therapy: You or a friend or loved one can start to relax with this grown up anti-stress colouring and drawing book. Create flowing lines and shade in intricate patterns, you can enjoy the satisfaction of creating something beautiful whilst benefitting from the stress-relieving effect that increased focus and creativity can provide. Beautiful thick paper, fascinating drawings to colour and superb hard cover. It would make a lovely present.
Artist: Genius, activist, mythical legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except maybe when it’s squatting in the Tate or New York’s Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cites throughout the world. A fantastic insight into the artists work and world.
Recommended by artist Gary Iles, ‘Banksy, Wall and Piece’ you can visit Gary’s website here.
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