Instant Art History: From Cave Art To Pop Art by Walter RobinsonInstant Art History: From Cave Art To Pop Art by Walter Robinson

Instant Art History: From Cave Art To Pop Art

byWalter Robinson

Paperback | February 21, 1995

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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.
Walter Robinson, the author of Instant Art History: From Cave Art to Pop Art, is an American painter and art critic based in New York. As the founding editor-in-chief of artnet from 1996 to 2012, Robinson applies his critical voice as a writer to contemporary culture and consumerism.
Title:Instant Art History: From Cave Art To Pop ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.52 inPublished:February 21, 1995Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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If you think Andy Warhol's soup cans are like kids' drawings, Instant Art History says you're right! Here is an exhilirating joyride through the rich history of artistic expression. Crammed with information and dozens of fine art reproductions, is like taking an entertaining tour of the world's finest museums. Photos and illustrations throughout