Lectures on Painting
by Edward Armitage
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1883
Number of pages: 354
This 1883 book contains chapters on ancient costumes, Byzantine and Romanesque art, David and his school, modern schools of Europe, drawing, color, decorative painting, finish, choice of subject, composition of decorative and historical pictures, and composition of incident pictures.
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