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This unique book presents the drawings made by senior students of the Russian Impreial Academy of Arts (aka Repin Institute) in the 18-19 centuries. Many of these drawings, which were kept in the Academy Museum for centuries, were given to other museums and libraries after the 1917 Revolution and thus were lost for the Academy forever. For the first time these drawings are collected together in one publication that not only has perfect reproductions but - thanks to modern technologies - provides unique closeups of all the drawings presented in this beautiful book.
After a big success of publication on academic drawing (Fundamentals of Drawing), a leading art professor at the Russian Academy of Arts, Prof. V.A. Mogilevtsev has managed to create yet another important book on art fundamentals. This teaching aid follows the same structure as its predecessor, while offering a complete overview on academic painting, a discipline that is built on traditional art education. Available on this page - the downloadable pdf version 1.1 mb of the book. d2c66b5586