Antoni Tàpies was born in Barcelona in 1923 and started painting in 1946. Co-founder of the Dau al Set movement, he met Miro in 1948. After being involved in the Surrealist period, Tàpies became interested in philosophy and oriental art, in particular calligraphy. From the time of 1953 onwards, he detached himself from Surrealism and began to work in abstract with raw materials, stains, and symbols. In 1970, his torn and scratched compositions expressed an attitude of protest. His works have been described as “battlefields where wounds are multiplied to infinite numbers”, evoking a true reflection of a broken and anguished world. Tàpies was not a subject painter and his works are not just graffiti, tracings, prints, and glyphs. As if they were metaphysical walls, he liked to say that they were all built from dust, ash, soil, the destruction of catastrophe, cosmic contemplation, and inner meditation. Tàpies desired to express two primary concerns through his art, the first being his homeland, Catalonia, from which he was long distanced, taking refuge in Paris. The second was the human being. This was evoked in his art through the body, and through the everyday objects which surround it. Antoni Tàpies was part of the very exclusive circle of contemporary artists whose lives Spain has honoured by creating museums and institutions in their names (Dali, Miro, Tàpies).
This curious collection of maps explores the unique personalities of 28 cities around the world, shedding light on the strange and marvelous ways in which humans interact with the places they call home. Artist and creative cartographer Adam Dant dissects Manhattan in an anatomical diagram, traces the form of a Picasso nude in the streets of Monaco, and transforms the crisscrossing paths of boats on the Bosporus into the nerves of Istanbul. Dant draws on the history, culture, and geography of each city and on the beguiling aesthetic of antique maps to create gorgeous works of cartographic art. Witty, insightful, and adorned with a gold foil–stamped cover, this book will capture the imaginations of travelers, map enthusiasts, history buffs, and dreamers.
Want to learn drawing but don't know where to begin? Well, your search is over.
This book will teach you basic techniques of drawing. It's OK if you don't have any experience with drawing. I can bet that you can learn to draw whatever your age might be or even if you are holding a pencil for the first time in your life. All you need is a slight interest in the subject and the patience to practice till you can draw with intention. The techniques that you will learn in this book will surely make your journey fun and easy.
In this book you will find step by step instructions to draw 56 animals in five simple steps.
Before we begin, I wish you the confidence of a toddler doodling all over the wall, being joyful and proud of his creation. Remember that every artist has a unique perspective and way of drawing and he keeps on improving and perfecting his craft through practice. But during all the stages of his journey right from the moment he first decides to hold a pencil, he is an Artist, just like You.
Now let us learn the basics of drawing before we learn how to draw animals.
There’s a beautiful symmetry about modes in fourths tuning (E, A, D, G, C, F or any variation thereof) that’s well-worth exploring, which is why I’ve dedicated an entire book to it. With that B-string bump out of the way, we’re free to explore modes both as scales in their own right and as parent scales belonging to a key. There’s just something about fourths tuning that makes the transition from theory to practice, and then mastery, a fairly effortless one.
In this book our objective will be to follow this process in order to incorporate the modes of the major scale and the melodic minor scale into our playing. What I’ll provide you with is a concise and effective explanation of the theory behind modes (should you need it), then a system to put this knowledge into practice on the fourths fretboard without learning endless scale patterns or drilling rote patterns.
We’ll do this both for parent scales (modes applied to diatonic chord progressions) and modes as scales in their own right (modes for improvising over isolated chords or non-diatonic progressions in fusion styles). What’s more, if you’re making the transition from standard tuning to fourths, this book will help you organize modes on the fourths fretboard and fill in any gray areas you may have had in standard tuning.
We’ll also learn how to instantly find the parent scale of any mode, how to come up with modal chord progressions, how to properly use backing tracks, as well as clearing up all the doubts that arise when learning modes for the first time.
Pets are the most endearing of subjects. This beautifully illustrated, user-friendly manual shows aspiring artists how to capture the essence of the animals they love using a range of drawing media. Whether you are a complete novice or whether you want to take your pet portraits to the next level, How to Draw Pets will provide a firm grounding from which you can gain the confidence to develop your own style.
-More than 20 step-by-step projects
-Exercises showing how to master the primary shapes of popular pets
-Tutorials on drawing your pet from life and from photographs
-Demonstrations of a range of compositions
No two cats are the same, and no one cat will be the same from one day to the next. That's what makes them such intriguing and challenging subjects to draw. Drawing Cats starts by exploring the cat's generic form, using simple, easy-to-master shapes and techniques, then progress to learning how to capture their expressions, the way they move, and their interactions with other creatures as well as the outside world. By the end you will have a means of engaging with these inspiring subjects in a unique way, enabling you to create beautiful drawings that will preserve memories of the treasured felines in your life forever.
It's time for you to raise your vibration!
Do you have an amazing idea for a novel but you struggle to stay in the story?
Do you ever find yourself struggling for creative inspiration?
When the moon has aligned and your muse is dancing beneath the stars as your fingers pulse along the keyboard, life is glorious to the writer. But what happens when you glance up and notice that the moon has shifted, your muse has left you high and dry, and the steady tempo of your words becomes all but a fading memory?
You know what I'm talking about. I've been there – my Muse has skipped out and left me lurking in a place devoid of inspiration while the moon has forsaken me beneath a swathe of wordless clouds. I've experienced those discordant moments as I've desperately scoured my mind in search of prompts and ideas that have eluded me. But I am a writer. You are a writer. We can't just hang around twiddling our unmanicured thumbs waiting for the Muse to return and the moon to hang just right.
Put an end to writer's block for good as we give you a range of alternative methods and ideas that you can use to access your higher-creative mind. That part of yourself that remains hidden and unexplored, and brimming with story ideas and characters you have yet to meet. Muse or no muse.
Creative Writing Energy: Tools to Access Your Higher-Creative Mind is the first in a series for authors from bestselling and award-winning authors, Kim Petersen and Catherine Evans.
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