The Resource Understanding paintings : themes in art explored and explained, general editor, Alexander Sturgis ; consultant editor, Hollis Clayson

Understanding paintings : themes in art explored and explained, general editor, Alexander Sturgis ; consultant editor, Hollis Clayson

Label
Understanding paintings : themes in art explored and explained
Title
Understanding paintings
Title remainder
themes in art explored and explained
Statement of responsibility
general editor, Alexander Sturgis ; consultant editor, Hollis Clayson
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did landscape painting develop from being the backdrop to religious painting to become the exclusive focus of magnificent works by Turner and Monet? How have artists across the centuries approached the issue of catching a likeness in portraiture? Why do certain motifs such as flowers or skulls recur in still life painting?" "Such questions can be hard to answer in a conventional, chronological, treatment of art history. Understanding Paintings takes a new approach, discussing each type, or genre, of painting in turn. In doing so it stresses the enormous breadth of Western art, with chapters on religious painting, myth and allegory, the nude, history painting, portraiture, landscape, genre (or everyday life painting), still life, and abstract painting." "Each chapter begins with an introduction providing an overview of that type of painting. The following pages then explore different subjects or themes that have absorbed artists over the centuries - from self-portraits to the female nude, and from society's vices to spiritual visions. These discussions allow you both to discover the multiple meanings of individual images and to identify the important currents that run through each genre, in order to build up a more complete understanding of the history of painting."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1143
LC item number
.U53 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sturgis, Alexander
  • Clayson, Hollis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting
  • Painting
  • Peinture
  • Peinture
  • Peinture
  • Painting
  • Painting
Label
Understanding paintings : themes in art explored and explained, general editor, Alexander Sturgis ; consultant editor, Hollis Clayson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religious painting -- Myth and allegory -- The nude -- History painting -- Portraiture -- Landscape -- Genre -- Still life -- Abstract painting -- Materials and techniques
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780823055791
Lccn
00106572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45369734
  • (OCoLC)ocm45369734
Label
Understanding paintings : themes in art explored and explained, general editor, Alexander Sturgis ; consultant editor, Hollis Clayson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religious painting -- Myth and allegory -- The nude -- History painting -- Portraiture -- Landscape -- Genre -- Still life -- Abstract painting -- Materials and techniques
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780823055791
Lccn
00106572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45369734
  • (OCoLC)ocm45369734

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