How To Read A Painting

Author: Patrick De Rynck
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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An anecdotal reference to the symbolism and themes of more than 150 key works of art shares background information about the theology, mythology, and folklore of the Renaissance era that shaped the works of such masters as Giotto, Botticelli, and Vermeer. 15,000 first printing.

How To Read Paintings

Author: Liz Rideal
Editor: Herbert Press
ISBN: 9781912217830
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How to Read Paintings is a valuable visual guide to Western European painting. Through a gallery of artworks accompanied by informative commentary, it enables readers to swiftly develop their understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of painting, and to discover how to look at diverse paintings in detail, closely reading their meanings and methods.In the first part of the book, the Grammar of Paintings, the author reveals how to read paintings by considering five key areas: shape and support, medium and materials, composition, style and technique, and signs and symbols, as well as the role of the artist. In the second part, we explore fifty paintings through extracted details, accompanied by insightful commentary, training the reader and viewer to understand context and discover meaning within art.As a collection, the pictures featured in How to Read Paintings have a strong relationship with one another, and underpin the story of painting. This book will be a valuable tool whether you are viewing the real thing on a gallery wall, or simply reading around the subject to learn more about Western art.

How To Read Chinese Paintings

Author: Maxwell K. Hearn
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588392813
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"Together the text and illustrations gradually reveal many of the major themes and characteristics of Chinese painting. To "read" these works is to enter a dialogue with the past. Slowly perusing a scroll or album, one shares an intimate experience that has been repeated over the centuries. And it is through such readings that meaning is gradually revealed."--BOOK JACKET.

How To Read A Modern Painting

Author: Jon Thompson
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating for the casual observer to comprehend. In this accessible, practical guide, author and instructor Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting's meaning. Beginning with the Barbizon school and the Realist movement of the mid-19th century and continuing through the 1980s avant-garde, artists including Bonnard, Basquiat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Warhol, and Whistler are featured. Thompson describes each artist's use of media and symbolism and provides insightful biographical information. A natural companion to Abrams' How to Read a Painting, this book is a vibrant, informative trip through one of art history's most compelling periods. Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating for the casual observer to comprehend. In this accessible, practical guide, author and instructor Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting's meaning. Beginning with the Barbizon school and the Realist movement of the mid-19th century and continuing through the 1980s avant-garde, artists including Bonnard, Basquiat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Warhol, and Whistler are featured. Thompson describes each artist's use of media and symbolism and provides insightful biographical information. A natural companion to Abrams' How to Read a Painting, this book is a vibrant, informative trip through one of art history's most compelling periods.

How To Read Paintings

Author: Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen
Editor: Chambers Harrap Publishers L
ISBN: 9780550101228
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Chambers Arts Library is a new series designed to provide students and general readers with authoritative, affordable and beautifully illustrated books on a range of topics. Written by experts and featuring extensive bibliographies, this collection is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in the arts. The aim of this fascinating book is to help readers extend their appreciation of ail types of paintings, by identifying and interpreting the elements that make a painting truly memorable. Covering such topics as composition, subject matter and styles from the Gothic to Expressionism, How To Read Paintings is a useful and illuminating guide for anyone who wishes to gain insight into the creative process that underlies significant works of art. Illustrated with 274 colour plates of major works. Many close-ups on detail, and diagrams illustrating the structure of paintings. Panels highlight illustrative examples of significant works and techniques. Extensive bibliography.

Behind The Image

Author: Federico Zeri
Editor: Vintage
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How To Read Italian Renaissance Painting

Author: Stefano Zuffi
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810989405
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Describes the concepts found in paintings created during the Renaissance in Italy, with each entry including a notable painting, notes about the concept, a short biography of the artist, and an interpretation of significant sections.

How To Read Paintings 2

Author: Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen
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This companion volume to How to Read Paintings explores the context within which artists from the Middle Ages to the present day have worked. Major works of art are analysed from the point of view of their creators, providing valuable insights into the working methods, techniques and secrets of such influential painters and sculptors as Botticelli, Rodin and Picasso.

How To Read Art

Author: Liz Rideal
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0789329166
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"A valuable visual guide to Western European painting, [providing] an accessible and informative guide to art from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century for the general reader [while] enabling readers to develop the skills and knowledge to enjoy diverse paintings"--Back cover.

How To Read Bible Stories And Myths In Art

Author: Patrick De Rynck
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For centuries, Bible stories andancient Greek and Roman mythology were the main subjects of Western art.Old Masterssuch as Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, and countless othersrendered these stirring, poignant, bloodthirsty, and even erotic tales on panel or canvas, in the process creating a familiar way of visualizing our collective imagination. In How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art, Patrick De Rynck, examines over two hundred of these works. The result is a book that explores the roots of Western civilization from three different angles: It introduces or re-introduces the reader to the best-known stories from the Bible and mythology; it presents a selection of exquisite masterpieces by some of the worlds greatest painters; and it shows the reader how these painters interpreted these famous scenes. De Ryncks journeyand his conclusionswill fundamentally change the way we look at art.

Understanding Painting From Giotto To Warhol

Author: Patrick De Rynck
Editor: Ludion Publishers
ISBN: 9789493039452
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- Spans seven centuries of masterpiece paintings from major museum collections - Accessible and informative for general art lovers and those looking to learn, but interesting enough to be enjoyed by scholars and experts - More than 600 superb color reproductions accompanied by brief yet illuminating explanations - Includes paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, and Rembrandt, to Monet, Matisse, and Pollock Great paintings, filled with complex themes and symbols, can be intimidating. Here, Patrick De Rynck and Jon Thompson explore more than 300 famous works spanning the Middle Ages to the late 20th century, unlocking each work's meaning. Today's art lovers lack the intimate knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology, folklore, and Christian theology that was so well-known to medieval and Renaissance artists and their public. Likewise, modern and contemporary art can baffle even sophisticated viewers. With brief yet illuminating explanations and more than 600 color reproductions - including many close-up details - of works by artists from Giotto, Botticelli, El Greco, Rubens, and Vermeer to Bonnard, Degas, Whistler, Van Gogh, Picasso, Hopper, Warhol, and Basquiat, this book provides the means to interpret and better enjoy these and many other works of art.

Great Paintings

Author: Karen Hosack Janes
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0756689406
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Great Paintings is a sumptuous, visual guided tour of 66 of the world's greatest paintings. Ranging from works by Zhang Zeduan, a 12th-century Chinese master, to modern masterpieces by Rothko and Anselm Kiefer, the paintings are arranged chronologically, providing an excellent visual introduction to the history of art. The book starts with how to "read" a painting. Annotated paintings show how to identify the key elements of a picture. The major part of the book is a magnificent visual gallery of iconic paintings. The story behind each painting is fully explained, unlocking the often hidden meanings of symbols and details. Each painting is then analyzed visually, using pull-out details and overlays, to help the reader understand the key features, composition, and techniques. Artists' biographies and features on historical and social context explore how landmark paintings have been influenced by what has gone before and how they go on to inspire what comes after them. Reading Great Paintings is like being taken around a gallery by a personal guide who helps you to look at paintings-both familiar and new-in fresh and fascinating ways. Understanding paintings has never been so easy. Contents (provisional list of paintings) PRELIMS INTRODUCTION: LOOKING AT ART PREHISTORY TO 15TH CENTURY 1. Quingming Riverside, Zhang Zeduan (Chinese) 2. Lamentation of Christ, Giotto (Italian) 3. The Madonna Enthroned, Duccio di Buoninsegna (Italian) 4. The Annunciation, Fra Angelico (Italian) 5. The Arnolfini Portrait, Jan van Eyck (Flemish) 6. The Baptism of Christ, Piero della Francesca (Italian) 7. The Hunt in the Forest, Paolo Uccello (Italian) 8. Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (Italian) 16TH CENTURY 9. The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch (Netherlandish) 10. Great Piece of Turf, Albrecht Du ̈rer (German) 11. Mona Lisa, Leonard da Vinci, (Italian) 12. The School of Athens, Raphael, (Italian) 13. The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Michelangelo, (Italian) 14. Bacchus and Ariadne, Titian, (Italian) 15. The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the Younger (German) 16. Spring Morning in the Han Palace, Qiu Ying (Chinese) 17. The Peasant Wedding, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish) 18. Spring, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, (Italian) 19. Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons, Kano Eitoku ( Japanese) 20. Akhbar Tames the Savage Elephant, Hawa'l, Basawan and Chatai (Indian) 17TH CENTURY 21. David with the Head of Goliath, Caravaggio (Italian) 22. Self Portrait as "La Pittura", Artemisia Gentileschi (Italian) 23. The Judgement of Paris, Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish) 24. Charles I on Horseback, Anthony van Dyck (Flemish) 25. Portrait of Rembrandt, Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch) 26. Las Meninas, Diego Velásquez (Spanish) 27. The Art of Painting (The Artist's Studio), Johannes Vermeer (Dutch) 18TH CENTURY 28. Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, Jan van Huysum (Dutch) 29. Marriage a la Mode: The Toilette, William Hogarth (British) 30. Mr and Mrs Andrews, Thomas Gainsborough, (British) 31. Allegory of the Planets and Continents, Giambattista Tiepolo (Italian) 32. Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, Joseph Wright of Derby (British) 33. The Death of Marat Jacques-Louis David (French) 19TH CENTURY 34. The Valpinçon Bather, Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (French) 35. The Third of May 1808, Francisco de Goya (Spanish) 36. The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Casper David Friedrich (German) (with inset: The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Hokusai (Japanese) 37. The Hay Wain, John Constable (British) 38. The Fighting Temeraire, J.M.W. Turner (British) 39. The Artist's Studio, Gustave Courbet (French) 40. The Gleaners, Jean-François Millet (French) 41. Olympia, Édouard Manet (French) 42. Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother, James McNeill Whistler (American) 43. The Dancing Class, Edgar Degas, (French) 44. Van Gogh's Chair, Van Gogh (Dutch) 45. La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat (French) 46. The Child's Bath, Mary Cassatt (American) 47. Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, Paul Gauguin (French) 48. The Bathers, Paul Cézanne (French) 49. The Waterlily Pond, Claude Monet (French) 50. Lake Keitele, Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish) 20TH CENTURY 51. The Kiss, Gustav Klimt (Austrian) 52. Composition VII, Wassily Kandinsky (Russian) 53. Berlin Street Scene, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German) 54. Northern River, Tom Thomson (Canadian) 55. Red Canna, Georgia O'Keefe (American) 56. Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow, Piet Mondrian (Dutch) 57. Metamorphosis of Narcissus, Salvador Dali (Spanish) 58. Guernica, Pablo Picasso (Spanish) 59. Nighthawks, Edward Hopper, (American) 60. Without Hope, Frida Kahlo (Mexican) (with insert: The Scream, Edvard Munch 61. Autumn Rhythm, Jackson Pollock (American) 62. Untitled, Mark Rothko (American) 63. Marilyn, Andy Warhol (American) 64. To a Summer's Day, Bridget Riley (British) 65. The Dance, Paula Rego (Portuguese) 66. Athanor, Anselm Kiefer (German) GLOSSARY INDEX AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Learning To Look At Paintings

Author: Mary Acton
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415148900
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An accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings, and prints, this book shows how to learn to look at and understand an image by analyzing how it works, what its pictorial elements are, and how they relate to each other. Illustrated with over 90 images, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and Rothko.

What Painting Is

Author: James Elkins
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135958521
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Unlike many books on painting that usually talk about art or painters, James Elkins’ compelling and original work focuses on alchemy, for like the alchemist, the painter seeks to transform and be transformed by the medium. In What Painting Is, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history. Alchemy provides a magical language to explore what it is a painter really does in her or his studio - the smells, the mess, the struggle to control the uncontrollable, the special knowledge only painters hold of how colours will mix, and how they will look. Written from the perspective of a painter-turned-art historian, What Painting Is is like nothing you have ever read about art.

Daily Life In Art

Author: Béatrice Fontanel
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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"The comforts of home" may be a clich, but how has its meaning evolved over centuries? Batrice Fontanel seeks answers to that question through the prism of visual art. Her close reading of nearly 100 European and American paintings, reproduced vividly in large format, illuminates the technical innovations and practical improvements brought about from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. How did fireplaces become the preferred source of warmth? When did people stop sleeping in the nude? From the bedchamber to the chamber pot, art has borne witness to our most intimate domestic activities. Just as How to Read a Painting helped readers to appreciate the art itself, Daily Life in Art helps them understand the painting not only as object, but also as cultural artifact.

Reading Cy Twombly

Author: Mary Jacobus
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883288
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The first book on the central importance of literary sources in the paintings of Cy Twombly Many of Cy Twombly's paintings and drawings include handwritten words and phrases—naming or quoting poets ranging from Sappho, Homer, and Virgil to Mallarmé, Rilke, and Cavafy. Enigmatic and sometimes hard to decipher, these inscriptions are a distinctive feature of his work. Reading Cy Twombly poses both literary and art historical questions. How does poetic reference in largely abstract works affect their interpretation? Reading Cy Twombly is the first book to focus specifically on the artist’s use of poetry. Twombly’s library formed an extension of his studio and he sometimes painted with a book open in front of him. Drawing on original research in an archive that includes his paint-stained and annotated books, Mary Jacobus’s account—richly illustrated with more than 125 color and black-and-white images—unlocks an important aspect of Twombly’s practice. Jacobus shows that poetry was an indispensable source of reference throughout Twombly’s career; as he said, he "never really separated painting and literature." Among much else, she explores the influence of Ezra Pound and Charles Olson; Twombly’s fondness for Greek pastoral poetry and Virgil’s Eclogues; the inspiration of the Iliad and Ovid’s Metamorphoses; and Twombly’s love of Keats and his collaboration with Octavio Paz. Twombly’s art reveals both his distinctive relationship to poetry and his use of quotation to solve formal problems. A modern painter, he belongs in a critical tradition that goes back, by way of Roland Barthes, to Baudelaire. Reading Cy Twombly opens up fascinating new readings of some of the most important paintings and drawings of the twentieth century.

Rembrandt

Author: Ernst van de Wetering
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053562390
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Rembrandts paintings have been admired throughout centuries because of their artistic freedom. But Rembrandt was also a craftsman whose painting technique was rooted the tradition. Rembrandt—The Painter at Work is the result of a lifelong search for Rembrandt's working methods, his intellectual approach to the art of painting and the way in which his studio functioned. Ernst van de Wetering demonstrates how this knowledge can be used to tackle questions about authenticity and other art-historical issues. Approximately 350 illustrations, half of which are reproduced in colour, make this book into a monumental tribute to one of the worlds most important painters. "The book is—if one may be allowed to say such a thing about a serious scholarly work—a gripping good-read.' Christopher White, The Burlington Magazine "This is a very rich book, a deeply felt analysis of an artist whom the author knows better than almost any other living scholar." Christopher Brown, Times Literary Supplement

Painting In Acrylics

Author: Lorena Kloosterboer
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770854086
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A guide to acrylic painting.

Little Landscapes

Author: Priscilla Hauser
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1402752695
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Priscilla Hauser has earned her title as the world’s "First Lady of decorative painting.” Her efforts to educate and inspire began in 1972 with the founding of the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters and continues strong today. Here, the bestselling author applies her decades of experience to show crafters how to make a big impact on a small canvas. She starts with painting basics, including proper techniques for brushstrokes, and continues with her patented, easy-to-follow techniques for capturing grass, land, water, and trees. Through 15 of her own gorgeous works, Hauser shows readers how to combine all of those elements to create beautiful landscapes. Exquisite color photographs guide aspiring painters through every step of the process.

Understanding Italian Renaissance Painting

Author: Stefano Zuffi
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Filled with great masterpieces, each spread uses an important painting as a way to explain a key concept, with numerous large details. There are also brief biographies of the major artists.