Perfect for artists, illustrators, art and art history students and art lovers Over sized book, profusely illustrated A must for every Pontormo, Classical, Mannerist, Italian and 16th Century European painting and figure drawing fan and all aspiring painters An ideal gift and great value for the Holidays, birthdays or graduation...
|Title||:||Drawings of Pontormo (Master Draughtsman Series)|
|Publisher||:||Borden Pub Co 1st edition December 1989|
|Number of Pages||:||583 Pages|
|File Size||:||696 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Drawings of Pontormo (Master Draughtsman Series) Reviews
The "Drawings of Pontormo" has 44 pages of drawings by the artist. A typical drawing is printed as 6 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches. The book says that it is a first edition, copyright 1986. The pages are 8 1/4 by 11 inches. (Some volumes in the "Master Draughtsman Series" have a larger format.) Each page contains one or two drawings. The drawings are almost all sketches and studies. The collection does contain a self portrait of Pontormo and some of the drawings called "studies" are very refined. The reproductions are monochrome. Each drawing is identified by a title, the media used to create it and the museum or collection that contains it. There is no information about the size of the original drawings. Most drawings are from the Uffizi Gallery and this gallery appears to put a distinctive stamp on them. If these stamps are all the same size, then the drawings in the book are printed to different scales.
Finding a good book of drawings of a particular artist who is known for his beautiful drawings can be difficult. Those books that are available are generally very expensive. It is with this knowlege that I recommend this book. The paper is average, the selection and size are nice. I would question some of the croppings, and there were fewer than I would have liked, but I don't know how many Pontormo drawings are publicly available, so few are better than none.
It's OK for studying his drawing technique specially if you want to do master drawing copying.