The Art Of Looking At Art

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The Art Of Looking At Art

Author : Gene Wisniewski
ISBN : 9781538133736
Genre : Art
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A readable guide to the art of looking at art. There’s an art to viewing art. A sizable portion of the population regards art with varying degrees of reverence, bewilderment, suspicion, contempt, and intimidation. Most people aren’t sure what to do when standing before a work of art, besides gaze at it for what they hope is an acceptable amount of time, and even those who visit galleries and museums regularly aren’t always as well versed as they wish they could be. This book will help remedy that situation and answer many of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to the matter of art in general: When was the first art made? Who decides which art is “for the ages”? What is art’s purpose? How do paintings get to be worth tens of millions of dollars? Where do artists get their ideas? And perhaps the most pressing question of all, have human cadavers ever been used as art materials? (Yup.) The Art of Looking at Art addresses these and countless more of the issues surrounding this frequently misunderstood microcosm, in a highly informative, yet conversational tone. History, fascinating and altogether human backstories, and information pertaining to every conceivable aspect of visual art are interwoven in twelve concise chapters, providing all the information the average person needs to comfortably approach, analyze, and appreciate art. Readers with a background in art will learn a few new things as well. This beautiful full-color book includes 45 full-page reproductions.
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Looking At Art

Author : Adelheid M. Gealt
ISBN : UOM:39015013660181
Genre : Art
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Tells how museums collect and display art, provides background information for each era and region of art production, and identifies prominent museums, artists, and art movements
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Looking At Art

Author : Laurie Adams
ISBN : UOM:39015055814621
Genre : Art
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This book of eight brief chapters on different aspects of the visual arts is designed to explore the nature of imagery and its relevance to many facets of our lives. Drawing on a wealth of examples from Western and non-Western art through the ages, it examines a wide range of themes, from the relationship between form and meaning, to the methodologies of art-historical analysis, to the controversies that have surrounded certain works of art both past and present.
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Looking At Paintings

Author : Tiarna Doherty
ISBN : 9780892369720
Genre : Art
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A guide to the technical terms most commonly used in painting. It presents explanations of the technical terms most often encountered by art enthusiast, visitors to galleries, and museum goers. It also pays special attention to the processes and methods of painting conservation, and offers definitions and examples of materials and techniques.
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Looking At Art The Art Of Looking

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ISBN : 1597142662
Genre : Art
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In museums across the world, Richard Nagler stationed himself in front of a piece of art he had chosen, waiting for someone to come along to photograph and complete his composition
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Looking At Paintings

Author : Dawson William Carr
ISBN : UOM:39015026808538
Genre : Art
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Offers definitions for painting terms on styles, textures, techniques, and perspective
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The Art Of Seeing

Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
ISBN : 0892361565
Genre : Art
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This study attempts to gain information concerning the receptive, as opposed to the creative, aesthetic experience by talking to museum professionals who spend their working lives identifying, appraising, and explicating works of art. The study is based on an underlying assumption that rules and practices for looking at art exist and must be mastered if success is to ensue. The anthropological research approach uses semi-structured interviews and subjects the responses to systematic analysis. Major conclusions emphasize the unity and diversity of the aesthetic experience. The structure of the aesthetic experience is found to be an intense involvement of attention in response to a visual stimulus, for no other reason than to sustain the interaction. The experiential consequences of such a deep and autotelic involvement are an intense enjoyment characterized by feelings of personal wholeness, a sense of discovery, and a sense of human connectedness. The aesthetic content requires two sets of preconditions that make the experience possible: the challenges contained in the object and the skills of the viewer. While the structure of the aesthetic experience is rated similar in terms by all the respondents, the challenges, or content stimuli that triggers the experience vary considerably. These challenges of art are the formal structure of the work, its emotional impact, the intellectual references it carries, and the opportunities it creates for a dialogue among the artist, his time, and the viewer. Without this content challenge there would be nothing to arrest the viewer, and consequently no experience. Level of skill is critical. Challenges and skill must be nearly in balance for the attention to become focused. A complex work of art will engage only a person who has developed complex visual skills. The book is divided into six chapters and concludes with appendices. "Interview Questions for Museum Professionals" and "Aesthetic Experience Questionnaire Form." Contains approximately 100 references. (MM)
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Looking At Art In The Classroom

Author : Rebecca Shulman Herz
ISBN : UOM:39076002883861
Genre : Art
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This book details the Guggenheim Museum’s classroom-tested, inquiry-based approach to learning. This user-friendly guide provides teachers (grades 2–8) with strategies and resources for investigating art to enhance student learning across the curriculum. For the classroom teacher, Art Investigation provides an exciting way to study contemporary and historical cultures while also improving critical thinking and literacy skills. For the art teacher, Art Investigation offers students the tools to engage meaningfully with the world of art and artists. This unique text features the experiences of the Guggenheim Museum’s 40-year-old Learning Through Art program, as well as reproductions from the museum’s vast art collection. Book features: Easy-to-follow instructions for leading an Art Investigation in the classroom. Full-color reproductions of masterpieces including Edgar Degas’s Dancers in Green and Yellow, Vasily Kandinsky’s Composition 8, and Vincent van Gogh’s Mountains at Saint-Rémy. Adaptable lessons, including questions that teachers can use to guide a conversation about a specific work of art. Guidance for finding and choosing age-appropriate images. Links to resources on the Guggenheim Museum’s website and others.
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Learning To Look At Paintings

Author : Mary Acton
ISBN : 0415148901
Genre : Art
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An accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings, and prints, this book shows how to learn to look at and understand an image by analyzing how it works, what its pictorial elements are, and how they relate to each other. Illustrated with over 90 images, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and Rothko.
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Looking At Art

Author : Peter V. Moak
ISBN : 9781490768724
Genre : Education
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This guide contains a new approach to looking at and appreciating art. One not found elsewhere. It makes you aware of abilities you already have to see things in various ways. The key to these abilities is what I call the visual ego, the place between your eyes from which you see the world. The guide then describes a series of particular ways of seeing and making works of art. Finally, it applies these ways, which I call perspectives to works of art, painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts covering a period of some seventy thousand years. The results I find to be amazing, including new understandings and appreciation of many works of art and artists and their place in the history of art.
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Looking At Art

Author : Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum
ISBN : OCLC:1099628006
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What Are You Looking At

Author : Will Gompertz
ISBN : 9780670920501
Genre : Art
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What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz - a wonderfully lively and accessible history of Modern Art by the BBC Arts Editor 'An essential primer not only for art lovers but for art loathers too' **** Express What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art, why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next gallery trip is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting. 'Robert Hughes's The Shock of the New redone à la Bill Bryson' ****Telegraph This book is essential reading for sceptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year - and are confused. It will also be enjoyed by readers of The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich and is a perfect primer to the subject for the student or beginner. Will Gompertz is the BBC Arts Editor and probably the world's first art history stand-up comedian. He was a Director at the Tate Gallery for 7 years. He has a particular interest in modern art and has written about the arts for The Times and the Guardian for over 20 years. In 2009, he wrote and performed a sell-out one-man comedy show about modern art at the Edinburgh Festival. He was recently voted one of the world's top 50 creative thinkers by New York's Creativity Magazine.
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Looking At Art With Alex Katz

Author : Alex Katz
ISBN : 1786272849
Genre : Art
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Have you ever dreamt of having your own private museum tour with one of the world's most-celebrated artists? Take a walk through art history in the company of one of the pre-eminent American painters of our time, Alex Katz. Describing his personal encounters with the work of over 90 key artists, Katz's observations offer a fluent, vivid, and incisive view, making Looking at Art with Alex Katz the perfect guide both for those looking for an introduction to the world of visual art, and anyone looking for a fresh view on their favorite artist. Includes entries on: Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Paul Cézanne, Leonardo da Vinci, Peter Doig, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, David Hockney, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Edvard Munch, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Rembrandt, Henri Rousseau, Titian, Luc Tuymans, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and more.
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Looking At Art Philosophically

Author : Tom Supensky
ISBN : 9781477249390
Genre : Art
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The purpose of this book is to present to the reader a series of philosophical ideas that assist in understanding one s position in the world of art and some thinking on art and creativity intended to awaken the aesthetic aspects of making art. There is no intention to review historical philosophical concepts, nor is there any specific inclusion of contemporary theories on art philosophy. What is included are those philosophies important to the developing artist that are more commonplace in nature, often neglected in art education, yet vitally necessary to the true artist. Finally, this book is intended to stimulate the reader into asking such questions as who am I, why art, and what is art. It is hopeful that the reader finds an aesthetic foundation, a personal and honest place in the world of art.
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Slow Looking

Author : Peter Clothier
ISBN : 1480053813
Genre : Art
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Slow Looking describes and elaborates on the author's "One Hour/One Painting" sessions, an idea he developed to practice a different, more profound and more rewarding way of looking at art. It combines the practices of meditation and contemplation, asking participants to sit for a full hour in front of a single work of art. Slow Looking and "One Hour/One Painting" are about learning to drop the baggage of prejudice and expectation at the door and taking time to really examine what is actually there. In fourteen brief and highly readable chapters, and including an engaging and interactive audio demonstration, this book describes the process and invites readers to try it out for themselves.
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Looking At Art

Author : Norbert Lynton
ISBN : UVA:X000869011
Genre : Art
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Thirteen Ways Of Looking At Latino Art

Author : Ilan Stavans
ISBN : 9780822376880
Genre : Social Science
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The essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans and the analytic philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia share long-standing interests in the intersection of art and ideas. Here they take thirteen pieces of Latino art, each reproduced in color, as occasions for thematic discussions. Whether the work at the center of a particular conversation is a triptych created by the brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Andres Serrano's controversial Piss Christ, a mural by the graffiti artist BEAR_TCK, or Above All Things, a photograph by María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Stavans and Gracia's exchanges inevitably open out to literature, history, ethics, politics, religion, and visual culture more broadly. Autobiographical details pepper Stavans and Gracia's conversations, as one or the other tells what he finds meaningful in a given work. Sparkling with insight, their exchanges allow the reader to eavesdrop on two celebrated intellectuals—worldly, erudite, and unafraid to disagree—as they reflect on the pleasures of seeing.
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Frames Of Reference

Author : Whitney Museum of American Art
ISBN : 0520218884
Genre : Art
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Eminent contributors from the fields of art, literature, and contemporary culture work together to provide a wide-ranging introduction to American art as well as to the Whitney Museum's unparalleled collection. 105 color plates. 130 b&w illustrations.
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Looking At Greek Art

Author : Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell
ISBN : 9780521110389
Genre : Art
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Looking at Greek Art, by Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell, offers a practical guide to the methods for approaching, analyzing, and contextualizing an unfamiliar piece of Greek art. It demonstrates how objects are dated and assigned to an artist or region; how to interpret the subject matter and narrative; how to reconstruct the context for which an object was made, distributed, and used; and how we can explore broader cultural perspectives by looking at questions of identity, gender, and relationships to surrounding cultures. Each section focuses on different theoretical approaches, providing an overview of the theories, key terms, and required evidence. Case studies serve to demonstrate each process and some key issues to consider when using a given approach. This book explores a variety of media, including terracotta, metalwork, and jewelry, in addition to works found in major museum collections in the United States and Europe.
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