What Is Painting?

What Is Painting?

Book - 2017
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"Yes, but is it art? This lucid book by Julian Bell, himself a painter, confronts the uncertainty many people feel about art today and challenges generally accepted ideas. This completely revised second edition is a fresh, focused look at painting. Bell addresses questions such as does anything unite those objects we call paintings, and what factors have changed the nature of painting over the last two centuries by looking at historical evidence and reasoning from common experience. The current shape of painting pushes the book's arguments in new directions and a substantial new chapter, The Arts and Art, speaks to the interplay between 2D work, 3D work, and the immateriality of digital imagery. A general reader's introduction to theories of painting that is not only reliably informative but stimulating and amusing to read. An introductory guide to art theory for everyone interested in understanding modern art or in making art themselves. Julian Bell is a painter living in Lewes, Sussex.
Publisher: London, England : Thames & Hudson, 2017
Edition: New edition Revised edition
Branch Call Number: 750.1 B433w
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm


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