Understanding Painting: From Giotto To Warhol by Patrick De RynckUnderstanding Painting: From Giotto To Warhol by Patrick De Rynck

Understanding Painting: From Giotto To Warhol

byPatrick De Rynck, Jon Thompson

Paperback | June 26, 2018

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This is the guide to Western art that every art lover has always wanted. Great paintings, filled with complex themes and symbols, can be intimidating. Here, Patrick De Rynck and Jon Thompson explore more than 300 famous works spanning the Middle Ages to the late 20th century, unlocking each work’s meaning. Today's art lovers lack the intimate knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology, folklore, and Christian theology that was so well-known to medieval and Renaissance artists and their public. Likewise, modern and contemporary art can baffle even sophisticated viewers. With brief yet illuminating explanations and more than 1,000 color reproductions—including many close-up details—of works by artists from Giotto, Botticelli, El Greco, Rubens, and Vermeer to Bonnard, Degas, Whistler, Van Gogh, Picasso, Hopper, Warhol, and Basquiat, this book provides the means to interpret and better enjoy these and many other works of art.
Patrick de Rynck, a classicist and translator, is the author of several books, including Abrams’ How to Read a Painting and How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art. Jon Thompson is emeritus professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University in England and the author of How to Read a Modern Painting, among other titles.
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Title:Understanding Painting: From Giotto To WarholFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 1.38 inPublished:June 26, 2018Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1419730886

ISBN - 13:9781419730887

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