The Story of Painting

The Story of Painting

How Art Was Made

Book - 2019
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A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists to create their most celebrated works. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, 'The Story of Painting' follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 100 years. Packed with lavish colour reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it also focuses on key paintings from each period to analyse the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail.
Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781465481788
1465481788
9780241335185
0241335183
Branch Call Number: 759 STORY
Characteristics: 360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: DK Publishing, Inc - Editor

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