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Secret Knowledge
By David Hockney

Secret Knowledge

Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

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Secret Knowledge by David Hockney

Book Description

Join one of the most influential artists of our time as he investigates the painting techniques of the Old Masters. Hockney s extensive research led him to conclude that artists such as Caravaggio, Velazquez, da Vinci, and other hyperrealists actually used optics and lenses to create their masterpieces.In this passionate yet pithy book, Hockney takes readers on a journey of discovery as he builds a case that mirrors and lenses were used by the great masters to create their highly detailed and realistic paintings and drawings. Hundreds of the best-known and best-loved paintings are reproduced alongside his straightforward analysis. Hockney also includes his own photographs and drawings to illustrate techniques used to capture such accurate likenesses. Extracts from historical and modern documents and correspondence with experts from around the world further illuminate this thought-provoking book that will forever change how the world looks at art."Secret Knowledge" will open your eyes to how we perceive the world and how we choose to represent it."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780142005125
ISBN-10: 0142005126
Format: Paperback / softback
(299mm x 240mm x 25mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Penguin Putnam
Publisher: Penguin Putnam
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Hockney

David Hockney was born in England in 1937 and studied at the Royal College of Art. He achieved international acclaim by his mid-twenties as part of the pop art movement and has gone on to become one of the best known artists of his generation.

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