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Learning To Look At Paintings

Author : Mary Acton
ISBN : 0415148898
Genre : Art
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This is a critique of works of art dating from the early fifteenth century through to modern installations. Suggesting a series of questions to ask when looking at a painting this will help develop a critical understanding of art.

Painting And Painters How To Look At A Picture

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How To Look At A Painting

Author : Francoise Barbe-Gall
ISBN : 0711232121
Genre : Art
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Which of us, when finding ourselves in the presence of a painting, has not sensed that we lack the keys to decipher it? We feel an emotional response, but the work still seems to evade our understanding. Francoise Barbe-Gall combines a nuanced understanding of the way viewers respond to paintings with a rich knowledge of their context and circumstances of their creation. The result is like a tour of a dazzlingly eclectic museum in the company of a gentle yet authoritative guide. She takes as her point of departure the impressions that we all feel when confronted by a canvas and takes us on a voyage of discovery fired by her own passionate enthusiasm for the subject. What is the painting’s relationship with the real world? Has the artist idealized nature, or distorted it? Did they want to shock the viewer, or provide consolation? With a clear approach and straightforward yet subtle analysis, the meaning of each work slowly becomes clear. From Raphael’s penetrating character study of Castiglione, through Hopper’s cinematic take on the wee small hours of the morning Barbe-Gall begins by covering a number of ostensibly realistic works, made from the stuff of everyday life. Going in quite the other direction, she looks at the way paintings can express moments of heightened reality, from the perfection of Boticelli’s Primavera to the arresting glance of Vermeer’s girl with the Pearl Earring. She discusses paintings that distort the visible world (Parmigianino’s Madonna with an improbably long neck to Dali’s melting clocks) and those that sow confusion to make us more vigilant and pay closer attention to the real world (Cezanne’s depiction of a forest glade, or a mysterious fifteenth century altarpiece). Questions of history, style, iconography and composition are not neglected and are dealt in context of the paintings she discusses.

How To Look At A Painting

Author : Justin Paton
ISBN : 1877551295
Genre : Painting
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This book needs no introduction. Out of stock for several months, it now returns by popular demand - with an eye-catching new cover by Awa Press Young Designer of the Year Keely O'Shannessy and expanded illustration section - and still at the same RRP! Justin Paton's brilliant TV series has had repeated screenings during 2011 and 2012 on TV One and TVNZ7, and won a whole new audience for this acclaimed art writer. How to Look at a Painting was declared one of the Best Books of the Year by many, including the Listener. Raves include: 'A cultural exploration that deserves to become a classic' The Press 'Paton is a brilliant stylist. The intimate, almost confidential address to the reader is one of the book's strengths' The Dominion Post 'Nothing gets between Paton and a painting ...... a lively and sensual stylist with a knack for making you feel his enthusiasms' Listener 'If you've ever gone to an exhibition and felt intimidated, underwhelmed or just plain confused - and haven't we all? - this is the book for you' Leaf Salon

Painting And Painters

Author : Lionello Venturi
ISBN : UCAL:B4887502
Genre : Painting
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The Collected Essays And Criticism Volume 2

Author : Clement Greenberg
ISBN : 9780226306223
Genre : Art
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"With the publication of the first two volumes of Clement Greenberg's Collected Essays and Criticism, we are at last on our way to having a comprehensive edition of the most important body of art criticism produced by an American writer in this century. The two volumes now available—Perceptions and Judgments, 1939-1944 and Arrogant Purpose, 1945-1949—bring together for the first time Mr. Greenberg's critical writings from the decade in which he emerged as the most informed and articulate champion of the New York School as well as one of our most trenchant analysts of the modern cultural scene."—Hilton Kramer, The New Criterion

Why We Look At Art

Author : Sherrye Cohn
ISBN : 9781598587098
Genre : Art
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Why We Look at Art, What Happens When We Do encourages a new way of being with art by restoring to viewers the central role we play in our own viewing. Written by an art historian, it is not a work of art history and though it tells the truth, it is not exactly nonfiction. Consisting of brief meditations on key works of Western painting, it stresses the importance of experiencing art before it becomes a footnote to facts and it maintains that we miss more of what art is by not feeling than by not knowing. Each painting is discussed as a psychological event one which is shaped by what we see and what we bring to the act of seeing. In this way, Why We Look at Art, What Happens When We Do reveals that experience is the forgotten condition of art appreciation.

How To Master Airbrush Painting Techniques

Author : JoAnn Bortles
ISBN : 0760323992
Genre : Art
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Clear, step-by-step lessons from the master in the technology and techniques of airbrush art for any vehicle or surface.

Learning To Look At Modern Art

Author : Mary Acton
ISBN : 0415238110
Genre : Art
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Mary Acton suggests that the best way to understand modern art is to look closely at it, and to consider the different elements that make up each art work - composition, space and form, light and color and subject matter. Her engaging and beautifully-written guide to art of the modern and postmodern period covers key art movements including Expressionism, Constructivism, the Bauhaus, Surrealism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art and Young British Art, and artistic forms such as architecture and design, sculpture and installation as well as works on canvas. The book is richly illustrated with color and black and white images by the artists, designers and architects discussed, ranging from Picasso and Matisse to Le Corbusier, Andy Warhol and Rachel Whiteread.

How To Look At Paintings

Author : Roberta M. Paine
ISBN : OCLC:81018457
Genre : Painting
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The author gives clues to understanding eight famous paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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