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The creative impulse is an ancient and enduring feature of human expression. Art serves many purposes: to beautify, record, reflect, enlighten, and celebrate our existence. Eye on Art examines the rich and varied world of art. Major art movements, the artists who fueled them, and the works they created are all discussed in this series. Also covered are the essential tools of artists as well as efforts to preserve and restore artwork for future generations. All volumes in this series are beautifully illustrated ...

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Overview

The creative impulse is an ancient and enduring feature of human expression. Art serves many purposes: to beautify, record, reflect, enlighten, and celebrate our existence. Eye on Art examines the rich and varied world of art. Major art movements, the artists who fueled them, and the works they created are all discussed in this series. Also covered are the essential tools of artists as well as efforts to preserve and restore artwork for future generations. All volumes in this series are beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs and diagrams. Riveting narrative, informative sidebars, fully documented quotations, a bibliography, and thorough index all provide excellent starting points for research and discussion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420505498
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 3/23/2012
  • Series: Eye on Art Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction: A Mirror of Human Culture 8

Chapter 1 The Earliest Civilizations: The Dawn of Painting 15

Chapter 2 Greece and Rome: Inventing Styles for the Ages 28

Chapter 3 Beyond the West: Masterworks Across the Globe 43

Chapter 4 Europe's Renaissance: The Zenith of Realism 56

Chapter 5 Early Modern Times: The Triumph of Emotion 71

Chapter 6 The Modern Era: An Explosion of Bold New Styles 85

Notes 99

Glossary 102

For More Information 104

Index 107

Picture Credits 111

About the Author 112

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