Anyone, who has ever tried to paint has become well acquainted with the fact that huge sums of money too often buy the meagerest amounts of supplies. Faced with the possibility of either breaking into art supply stores at night or learning to vent my hostilities elsewhere I traded my studio supplies for their industrial counterparts and gratefully have never looked back. The following report will document the advantages as well as the disadvantages that I have encountered in working exclusively with industrial art materials. The first half will deal the materials themselves while the second half will offer a little homespun philosophy on just how using the materials should be approached. Also, an appendix has been included to indicate where the various industrial materials can be purchased.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting--Materials; Painting, Industrial--Materials; Artists' materials
DeFrancis, Frank S., "Industrial art materials" (1983). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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