Words of Wisdom: Burnet, Loomis, and the Use of Intense Color

by Matthew Innis |

In his art manual, A Practical Treatise on Painting, nineteenth century author John Burnet compiled the then current principles governing the use of color in painting.  Burnet, a prolific writer on art technique, posits in one section of his manual that the most chromatic area on the painted form appears only in the light (natural…

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