Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures
Looking at pictures can be an exciting or moving experience, but some pictures—often the most rewarding—require some explanation before they can be fully understood. Delving into the origins, designs, and themes of over one hundred pictures from different periods and places, this book illuminates the art of looking at—and talking about—pictures. Susan Woodford shows how one can read a picture by examining the formal and stylistic devices used by an artist, and she explores popular themes and subjectmatter, and the relationship of pictures to the societies that produced them.
- Author: Susan Woodford
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2018
- 176 pages, 8.5" x 5.5"
- 100 color illustrations
- Art Essentials Series
- ISBN: 9780500293218