Robert Vickrey: Artist At Work (Inscribed by Artist)

R 180.00  

Author: Robert Vickrey
With Author's Inscription
Publisher: Watson-Guptill (1979)
ISBN-10: 0823045803
ISBN-13: 9780823045808
Condition: Good. DJ has been covered with plastic, but fixed to the front and rear pastedowns. DJ has some light rubbing. Light foxing to top edge of textblock. Internally clean and well bound.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 143
Dimensions: 31.3 x 24.0 x 2.0 cm

Weight: 1.05 kg
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Robert Vickrey (1926-2011) was a crucial figure in the mid-twentieth-century renaissance of egg tempera, a demanding technique he explored over six decades. After studying with Kenneth Hayes Miller and Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League, Vickrey went on to Yale, where he learned egg tempera from Lewis E. York. The rediscovery of Cennino d'Andrea Cennini's Il Libro dell'Arte (c. 1390-1410) was highly influential. The Brandywine River Museum's 2002 exhibition "Milk and Eggs: The American Revival of Tempera Painting, 1930-1950" chronicled the experiments of the era. Vickrey wrote his own manuals on the subject: New Techniques in Egg Tempera (1973), which author Eliasoph calls "an instant classic in the field of technical art books," and Robert Vickrey: Artist at Work (1979). Eliasoph quotes Vickrey on reinvigorating the old medium: "There are many ways to use egg tempera, not just one. And with a lot of practice and some imagination, you should be able to come up with techniques I've never thought of."

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