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Old 06-24-2013, 05:15 PM
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Watercolor Masters - Self Guided Art History

Just looking for a place to begin -

Who are the great watercolorists? Historical and contemporary? Are there any books you would recommend on the history of watercolor? Any sites you feel are particularly useful?

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:46 PM
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Re: Watercolor Masters - Self Guided Art History

One resource I've found fun, casual, and very informative is on Facebook. A page called WaterMedia. It posts watercolor and gouache paintings by excellent artists throughout history, usually several paintings per day. If I notice a painting I really like, I can then look up more information on the artist.
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Re: Watercolor Masters - Self Guided Art History

Thanks for the tip Cathy.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:31 AM
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Re: Watercolor Masters - Self Guided Art History

Many famous artists have painted watercolours as well as oils. Winslow Homer, Cezane, VanGogh, John Singer Sergeant all come to mind.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:03 AM
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Re: Watercolor Masters - Self Guided Art History

Cathy - I "liked" the page! That was a great resource. Thanks

Dave - I ordered a few books from my library on Durer, Turner, and Sargent that were specific to their watercolors. Cezanne has always been a favorite of mine when I was studying oils, but I couldn't find a book on his watercolors.

It's funny, I've taken plenty of art history classes, but I really only remember water media being covered as part of the prepatory process. Perhaps the classes were just too long ago... But I also got a book called Watercolors from Durer to Balthus which seems like an overview of sorts. I love the library.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:18 PM
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Re: Watercolor Masters - Self Guided Art History

Winslow Homer .. Anders Zorn had some great watercolors ..
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Turner is was and always will be my favorite.
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