Education of the Eye


The Education of the Eye (eBook)

by John Burnet FRS with preface and footnotes by C G Barlow

2021 (Published by The Dialogues Press); 73 pages; 7 illustration plates; eBook formats: eReaders, tablets, smartphones, PC or Mac, Nook, Kobo and Kindle.

Perfect for artists, students, art historians and art lovers interested in learning how to better understand paintings. The Dialogues Press presents the first re-edition for over one hundred years of John Burnet’s, “The Education of the Eye”, which includes a preface by C G Barlow. First written in 1837, this highly influential treatise on painting takes the reader succinctly through Form, Perspective, Invention, Composition, Arrangement and Harmony of Colour, all accompanied by Burnet’s etched illustrations and diagrams. Artists referred to are: Raphael, Titian, Veronese, Van Dyck, Rubens and Sir Joshua Reynolds, amongst many others. Burnet was a Scottish artist, fellow of the Royal Society and became famous for his series of art treatises containing insightful technical knowledge, most of which is now lost or misunderstood today. The text has been carefully prepared for eReaders by a specialist in period treatises, and there are footnotes explaining key words, concepts and biographies of artists. Containing the original pagination, the book is equally useful for professional art historians as a search tool. So, whether you are a student learning to paint, an art lover keen to learn more about how to look at paintings in museums or exhibitions, or whether you are a seasoned artist looking for new inspiration and lost technical information, Burnet’s “The Education of the Eye” is the right eBook for you.

Product #: 00211

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