The Handy Art History Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)

The Handy Art History Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)

Madelynn Dickerson

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 1578594170

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy-to-read resource on art history. It leads you on a tour from the basics and beginnings of art to the various directions that art is heading today. You’ll not only learn about paintings, but also every other medium imaginable, including sculpture, architecture, pottery, photography, installation art, and even film and video games. The nearly 150 color images illustrate artistic concepts and highlight important and memorable artworks.

Loaded with 800 questions and answers on art principles, techniques, materials, forms, colors and styles, movements, schools of thoughts, evolution and meaning, The Handy Art History Answer Book is a fascinating journey around the world and through the ages. Why do Egyptian figures have two left feet? What is the difference between weaving and tapestry? What happened to the Venus de Milo's arms? What is considered beautiful in Islamic art? How can you recognize "a Michelangelo"? What is the significance of the Aztec eagle-man? How did Cezanne “astonish Paris with apples”? What is the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco? Why do Jeff Koons’s balloon animals sell for millions of dollars?

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Picasso in Paris. The Girl with the Pearl Earring (2003). A film inspired by a novel by Tracy Chevalier that was in turn inspired by the famous painting by Jan Vermeer. Frida (2002). Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina star as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, respectively. Pollock (2000). Starring Ed Harris as abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. Marcia Gay Harden won the Academy Award for her portrayal of Lee Kras-ner. Goya in Bordeaux (1999). A dramatic Spanish language film about the artist

(van Eyck), 109, 109 (ill.), 110, 147 Arp, Jean (Hans), 212 art definition, 1 future of, 260 art brut, 212, 230 art critic, 2 Art Deco, 207 “art for art’s sake,” 171 art gallery, 4 art historian, 2 art history, 2 Art Informel, 230, 245 art museum, 4 Art Nouveau, 193, 207 The Art of Noises (Russolo), 256 art principles abstraction, 16 acrylic paint, 6 additive sculpture, 8 art, definition, 1 art critic, 2 art gallery, 4 art historian, 2 art history, 2 art museum, 4 art

female characteristics. Many of these sculptures have been found in domestic settings, which suggest an association with women and fertility. What is the Raimondi Stela? The Raimondi Stela depicts a human-like jaguar deity and is an example of Chavin style art from the Peruvian Andes in South America. The Chavin culture, considered a mother culture to later Peru, developed between 1500 and 300 B.C.E., and Chavin style art emphasized complex abstract patterns and featured animals such as jaguars

complex as the building rises. The first floor utilizes the simple Tuscan order, while the second and third floor incorporate elements from the Ionic and Corinthian order, respectively. The exterior had been faced with travertine, but this relatively expensive material has since been looted. What is a triumphal arch? A triumphal arch is a large monumental structure in the shape of a freestanding arched passageway. They were used in ancient Rome to commemorate great military victories. The Arch

one telling the history of the Mixtec region, and the other explaining the genealogy and political successes of Eight Deer Jaguar-Claw, a powerful eleventh-century Mixtec ruler. The Codex Zouche-Nuttall is the oldest Mixtec history known by scholars. What is the significance of the Aztec eagle-man? The “eagle-man” (c. 1440–1469) is a sixty-seven-inch high, fired clay sculpture depicting a youthful man wearing an eagle-shaped helmet and long, winged sleeves. The upper portion of the sculpture is

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