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Understanding paintings : themes in art explored and explained /

by Sturgis, Alexander.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, 2000Description: 272 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 1840002077 :; 1840009268 (pbk).Subject(s): Kunstbeschouwing | Painting | Painting -- Appreciation | Schilderkunst | Genres | Painting -- Appreciation | Painting -- History | History
Contents:
Introduction -- Timeline -- Religious painting -- Myth and allegory -- the nude -- History painting -- Portraiture -- Landscape -- Genre -- Still life -- Abstract painting -- Materials and techniques -- Glossary -- List of paintings.
Summary: Not a chronological approach as is usual in art history, stresses the enormous breadth of Western art discussing in turn, each type or genre such as portraiture, landscape, the nude, still life, abstract, etc.
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Includes index.

Bibliography.

Introduction -- Timeline -- Religious painting -- Myth and allegory -- the nude -- History painting -- Portraiture -- Landscape -- Genre -- Still life -- Abstract painting -- Materials and techniques -- Glossary -- List of paintings.

Not a chronological approach as is usual in art history, stresses the enormous breadth of Western art discussing in turn, each type or genre such as portraiture, landscape, the nude, still life, abstract, etc.

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