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Revelations: The Art Of Max Bertolini

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pub: Paper Tiger. 128 page hardback. Price: 20.00 (UK), $29.95 (US), $42.95 (CAN). ISBN: 1-84340-225-4.

check out websites: www.chrysalisbooks.co.uk, www.papertiger.co.uk and www.maxbertolini.com/



This is another in Paper Tiger's art book range, this time focusing on the illustrations and paintings, both oil and computer generated, of Italian artist Max Bertolini. It is also complemented with a very satisfactory text from Bertolini himself, covering his history and his change in mediums.



If I'm going to pick fault then it's a shame that there are no dates next to the paintings to put them in historical context. I came away wondering about their chronological order and how Bertolini's technique developed. I have no idea whether some of the sharper pictures came early or later. With so much dependency on painting by computer there is always a rapid learning curve and various things like colour choices and even a slight blurring (sometimes in the foreground), which is used to sort out distance. If it looks good for the picture then it really doesn't matter that much but it is a vital piece of information.

That's not to say this book is disappointing, Far from it. The selection here covers a wide range from SF to fantasy to cheese and beefcake. There's even a remarkable ghost picture. Really

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