useful links

links and literature

This page will always be a work in progress. These are just a few favourite books  and some useful art links.

my Pinterest page: www.pinterest.com/bridgetwilkin

galleries

Zürich Kunsthaus www.kunsthaus.ch Free admission to the permanent collection on Wednesdays. Become a member for CHF 115 per year, and you can enter the permanent collection and all temporary exhibitions free of charge anytime and get invitations to openings and a discount in the bookshop.

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Basel www.fondationbeyeler.ch

books on art in general

Ways of Seeing by John Berger, pub. Penguin

Looking at Pictures by Susan Woodford, pub. Cambridge University Press

Art or Bunk? by Ian Ground, pub. Bristol Classical Press

Hang-Ups: Essays on Painting (Mostly) by Simon Schama, pub. BBC Books

art history

http://arthistoryabout.com

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

New York’s Metropolitan Art Museum

The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich, pub. Phaidon

A World History of Art by Honour & Fleming, pub. Lawrence King

The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes, pub. Thames & Hudson

watercolour

The Royal Watercolour Society

http://painting.about.com

Stephen Quiller online

Jeanne Dobie online

Colour Choices by Stephen Quiller, pub. Watson Guptill

Making Color Sing by Jeanne Dobie, pub. Watson-Guptill

Painting Flowers with Impact by Julie Collins, pub. Taschen in German, Dutch, Spanish & French

Sara Midda’s South of France, a sketchbook by Sara Midda, pub. Workman

drawing

Betty Edwards online

http://drawsketch.about.com

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, pub Harper Collins

The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides

art supplies and services

Art materials, retail and mail order: Boesner in Zurich, Munchwilen TG and Unterentfelden AG  www.boesner.ch

Art materials, mail order only (especially printmaking supplies): www.gerstaecker.ch

Japanese and other decorative papers: Shepherds Falkiners of London www.store.falkiners.com

Art materials, retail: Papeterie Zumstein, Rennweg, Zurich www.zumstein.ch and Art Ware, Seefeldstrasse 224, near Tiefenbrunnen in Zurich www.artwareshop.ch.

Canvases (and paint etc. too): Farben Bernhard, opposite the station in Staefa www.farben-bernhard.ch

Metal clay and accessories: Creative Glass Shop Schweiz www.creativeglassshop.ch

Picture framing and bonding paintings to board: Reinauer Einrahmungs-Atelier Zumikon www.buchbinderei.ch

Art and craft supplies including canvases, branches of Co-op “Bau & Hobby” www.coop.ch/bauundhobby ; “Do-It” in Chur, Punt Muragl, Küblis and Zernez GR www.doitbaumarkt.ch

Excellent regular gallery tours in Zurich in German and in English: www.sterczer.net

 

 

The watercolour at the top of the page is by Fiona Foster.