Savoirs secrets. : Les techniques perdues des maîtres anciens
by David Hockney
Publisher: Seuil, 2001
For a painter, the extraordinary thing is to stop painting! Thus, David Hockney put his brushes in order to uncover the secrets of the old masters. As his investigations progressed, his discoveries caught the attention of the media and opened the debate between researchers, art historians and museum curators from around the world.
Today, in this new expanded edition of Secret Knowledge, David Hockney tells the story of his research and what it unveiled. He explains how he established scientific and visual evidence, each of them bringing new revelations. Through the painter, the reader can examine the major paintings of art history and learn how artists such as Caravaggio, Velasquez, Van Eyck, Holbein, Vinci and Ingres used mirrors and lenses to create their own. famous masterpieces.
Large format 293 pp HB, in as-new condition. In French.