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Art in detail : 100 masterpieces /

by Hodge, Susie [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Port Melbourne : Tuggerah : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty, Limited, Alliance Distribution Services [Distributor] Oct. 2016Description: 431 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780500239544; 0500239541.Other title: One hundred masterpieces.Subject(s): Painting, American | Painting, European | Painting -- Appreciation | Painting -- History | Painting, European -- Appreciation | Painting | Painting -- Appreciation | Art | Art appreciation | Art -- History | History
Contents:
Pre-1500 -- 16th century -- 17th century -- 18th century -- 19th century -- Post-1900.
Summary: "An accessible and detailed guide to 100 masterpieces of Western art. The book examines 100 works of art down the ages, from Giotto’s 14th-century fresco Adoration of the Magi, to a 21st-century landscape painting by David Hockney. It approaches each work as part of a tradition that links the oldest work of art to the most recent, as artists pass a metaphorical baton down through the ages. Art in Detail spotlights the finer points that even connoisseurs may miss, casting light upon minutiae that a quick glance will almost certainly fail to reveal. These include subtle internal details, such as hidden symbols. Expert commentary reveals the technical tricks employed by the artist to achieve particular effects, such as the placement of the subject, the lighting and the style of brushstrokes. The book also looks at the themes and external factors influencing the creation of an artwork – everything from the broad socio-economic context in which the artist operated to the ambient temperature at the time of the work’s creation, which can be of surprising relevance." --Publisher's website.
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Book Book Main library Non-fiction PA HOD 2016 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Donated by Craig Glasson 2017-1108
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Includes indexes.

Pre-1500 -- 16th century -- 17th century -- 18th century -- 19th century -- Post-1900.

"An accessible and detailed guide to 100 masterpieces of Western art. The book examines 100 works of art down the ages, from Giotto’s 14th-century fresco Adoration of the Magi, to a 21st-century landscape painting by David Hockney. It approaches each work as part of a tradition that links the oldest work of art to the most recent, as artists pass a metaphorical baton down through the ages. Art in Detail spotlights the finer points that even connoisseurs may miss, casting light upon minutiae that a quick glance will almost certainly fail to reveal. These include subtle internal details, such as hidden symbols. Expert commentary reveals the technical tricks employed by the artist to achieve particular effects, such as the placement of the subject, the lighting and the style of brushstrokes. The book also looks at the themes and external factors influencing the creation of an artwork – everything from the broad socio-economic context in which the artist operated to the ambient temperature at the time of the work’s creation, which can be of surprising relevance." --Publisher's website.

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