|INSIDE:||183 colour illustrations|
In this practical book Nick Beer examines the sight-size portrait method, in which the artist stands back at a distance to view the picture and sitter side by side and to scale. Nicholas demonstrates the technique in a series of projects that culminate in portrait painting. The practice is fundamental to fine portraiture and has been used by Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence and John Singer Sargent among others.
There are also sections on the history of sight-size, early treatises on portraiture, and the 'philosophy' of seeing.RRP: £14.99