Touted as the “Essence Of Painting Revealed”, Lessons in Classical Painting by Juliette Aristides is a beautiful volume squeezed full of instructional material, pictures of paintings and tips for artists at every level. To keep things fresh, classical styles in these pages are often shown with contemporary topics which will inspire those who wish to create something just a little bit different.
And while this book is about painting, I found the text the most interesting part. Aristides has a way of turning art into poetry. Whether it is metaphors or analogies or simply a how to exercise, the words flow off the page and make it a genuine page turner.
This is a book that I will be proud to display on my art shelf.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.