Instant Art History: From Cave Art to Pop Art

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Fawcett Columbine, 1995 - Art - 240 pages
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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.

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Review: Instant Art History: From Cave Art to Pop Art

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

Very readable, with great stories (I would think) for a teenage reader. I wish the photographs were better, but an excellent resource overall. Read full review

Review: Instant Art History: From Cave Art to Pop Art

User Review  - Sophiebird - Goodreads

Humorous quick run down of art styles through the ages. Maybe I missed it ,but no mention of Georgia O'Keefe? Fun way to pick up some lesser known details. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
11
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
203
POP MINIMALISM AND BEYOND
216
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