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Instant Art History,9780449906989

Instant Art History

Edition: 1st
Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: 2/21/1995
Publisher(s): Ballantine Books
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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Art Anyway?
Prehistoric Artp. 3
The Ancient Worldp. 12
Tales of Four Continentsp. 27
Out of the Dark Agesp. 54
Renaissance Plusp. 70
Rococo to Realismp. 92
Impressionismp. 112
Postimpressionismp. 134
Expressionismp. 152
Cubismp. 171
Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivismp. 188
Abstract Expressionismp. 203
Pop, Minimalism, and Beyondp. 216
Indexp. 233
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