Alchemical Emblems Coloured PDF ´ Alchemical Emblems

Alchemical Emblems Coloured PDF ´ Alchemical Emblems PDF or his present volume brings together of the single emblems found as frontispieces, engraved title pages or individual images in alchemical books to illustrate a particular point the author was making It is thus a primary sourcebook on alchemical imagery Adam McLean first became aware of alchemical symbolism in the 's At that time . his present volume brings togetherof the single emblems found as frontispieces, engraved title pages or individual images in alchemical books to illustrate a particular point the author was making It is thus a primary sourcebook on alchemical imagery Adam McLean first became aware of alchemical symbolism in the 's At that time little source material was accessible apart from illustrations in the very few books then available He became aware that there were many complex series of alchemical emblems, but it was frustrating that usually it was only possible to see a couple or so images from these He tried to get others interested in this material through running a series of workshops, but was dismayed to find that people were just not interested in black and white woodcuts and engravings This was a medium that seemed not to engage people To most viewers these appeared old and obscure and despite McLean's enthusiasm, he was often met with a blank response He decided to begin colouring these images by painting them in watercolours McLean had undertaken much primary research and had seen many of the original manuscripts with hand coloured drawings and so he decided to mimic this in his colouring scheme Thus he kept to a subtle naturalistic approach, blending and merging the colours He immediately found that people became interested in the imagery and could then see much of the little details hidden away in the crosshatched shading of engravings once these were sensitively coloured Over the last fifteen years he has created nearlycoloured images