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An edition of Learning to Look at Paintings (1997)

Learning to look at paintings

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This edition published in by Routledge in London, . New York.

Written in English

241 pages

Learning to Look at Paintings is an accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. Mary Acton shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analysing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other. This fully revised and updated new edition is illustrated with over 100 images by a wide range of Western European and American artists, ranging from Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Botticelli to Picasso, Matisse and Rothko, and now includes modern and contemporary artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Anselm Kiefer, Tacita Dean and Marlene Dumas. In addition, Mary Acton presents new examples highlighting the survival and revival of painting in recent years. A new introduction situates the book in the wider context of recent changes in the approach to Art History. A glossary of critical and technical terms used in the language of Art History is also included, with an updated but still selective reading list. - Publisher.

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Learning to Look at Paintings is an accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. Mary Acton shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analysing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other. This fully revised and updated new edition is illustrated with over 100 images by a wide range of Western European and American artists, ranging from Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Botticelli to Picasso, Matisse and Rothko, and now includes modern and contemporary artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Anselm Kiefer, Tacita Dean and Marlene Dumas. In addition, Mary Acton presents new examples highlighting the survival and revival of painting in recent years. A new introduction situates the book in the wider context of recent changes in the approach to Art History. A glossary of critical and technical terms used in the language of Art History is also included, with an updated but still selective reading list. - Publisher.

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Composition is the artist's method of organising a subject, of deciding what to put in and what to leave out in order to make an effective picture.
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Dewey 750

Learning to look at paintings

This edition published in by Routledge in London, . New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-233) and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
ND1143 .A38 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxx, 241 p. :
Number of pages
241

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL762918M
Internet Archive
learningtolookat0000acto
ISBN 10
0415148898, 0415148901
LC Control Number
97160203
OCLC/WorldCat
36790534
Library Thing
427999
Goodreads
6411005
1366956

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