Instant Art History: From Cave Art to Pop Art

Overview

From the prehistoric cave paintings to Andy Warhol's soup cans, this lively chronicle surveys the rich history of artistic expression. INSTANT ART HISTORY examines such geniuses as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Renoir, van Gogh, and the Impressionists as well as Dali, Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky, and Lichtenstein.
With INSTANT ART HISTORY you'll learn:
* How Mona Lisa's ...
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Overview

From the prehistoric cave paintings to Andy Warhol's soup cans, this lively chronicle surveys the rich history of artistic expression. INSTANT ART HISTORY examines such geniuses as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Renoir, van Gogh, and the Impressionists as well as Dali, Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky, and Lichtenstein.
With INSTANT ART HISTORY you'll learn:
* How Mona Lisa's smile changed forever the grim face of portrait sitters.
* The differences between Analytic and Synthetic Cubism.
* How the avant-garde movements of Constructivism, Dadaism, and Surrealism of the 1920s redefined how society viewed art.
* How the action paintings of the Abstract Expressionists allow the viewer to "feel" a painting, not just see it.

If you think Andy Warhol's soup cans are like kids' drawings, Instant Art History says you're right! Here is an exhilirating joyride through the rich history of artistic expression. Crammed with information and dozens of fine art reproductions, is like taking an entertaining tour of the world's finest museums. Photos and illustrations throughout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449906989
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Series: Art Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 360,031
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Art Anyway?
Ch. 1 Prehistoric Art 3
Ch. 2 The Ancient World 12
Ch. 3 Tales of Four Continents 27
Ch. 4 Out of the Dark Ages 54
Ch. 5 Renaissance Plus 70
Ch. 6 Rococo to Realism 92
Ch. 7 Impressionism 112
Ch. 8 Postimpressionism 134
Ch. 9 Expressionism 152
Ch. 10 Cubism 171
Ch. 11 Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivism 188
Ch. 12 Abstract Expressionism 203
Ch. 13 Pop, Minimalism, and Beyond 216
Index 233
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