This high-quality, 27-minute DVD offers the viewer an intimate look at the wide variety of brushstroke techniques employed by the masters. To deepen the understanding of the techniques of old, a brief history of paint types -- particularly tempera -- and brush making is also provided. Juxtaposing the effects of thin, near invisible strokes with the intentionally raw impasto of van Gogh brilliantly demonstrates the variety of options available to the artist seeking to evoke a particular feeling with light and shade. This video provides multiple, close-up shots of completed paintings that enable the viewer to gain a visual understanding of the techniques required to achieve the overall effect of accomplished masters.
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