This is the ENGLISH edition. To buy this book in Russian: https://www.amazon.com/dp/5904957025. | After a big success of publication on academic drawing (Fundamentals of Drawing, https://www.amazon.com/dp/590495705X), a Head of the Drawing Department and a leading art professor at the Russian Academy of Arts (aka Repin Institute), Prof. V.A. Mogilevtsev has managed to create yet another important book on art fundamentals. This textbook follows the same structure as its predecessor, while offering a complete overview on academic painting, a discipline that is built on traditional art education. The result of the author’s four years of hard work is this well-illustrated book with excellent visual explanations that include tables, studies and paintings by old masters. The Fundamentals of Painting presents a classical system of teaching while illustrating each stage of work in very laconic, straight to the point text. The following four subjects of painting are covered: 1. Portrait painting, 2. Nude figure painting, 3. Hands painting, 4. Copying. | About Author: V. A. Mogilevtsev is a leading professor and a head of the Drawing Department at the Repin Art Institute (Russian Academy of Arts), where he is teaching senior students since 1995. In 2017 the Academy awarded Professor Mogilevtsev with Gold Medal for his Fundamentals of Art trilogy: Fundamentals of Drawing (https://www.amazon.com/dp/590495705X) Fundamentals of Painting and Fundamentals of Composition (https://www.amazon.com/dp/5904957084). | To find out more about Professor Mogilevtsev and to see his other publications please follow the author’s page: https://www.amazon.com/Vladimir-Mogilevtsev/e/B00M9I51AU.