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Understand the creative genius of 50 famous painters through striking reproductions of their work - all annotated and explained in detail. The stylistic trademarks, favored subjects, and techniques of each artist are highlighted in their paintings, while the authoritative text provides fascinating biographical and historical details....

Title : Great Artists
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ISBN : 9780789423917
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Great Artists Reviews

  • Susan Liston
    2019-07-10 11:44

    Not bad. Squeezes in a lot of information in one double truck per artist. (some eeensy weensy print in spots) One or two works of each are highlighted with detailed notes, which offered some interesting tidbits. Would be very good for anyone new to the subject.

  • Maxym Karpovets
    2019-06-17 08:05

    оригінальний підхід із детальним коментуванням до обраних картин не може не підкупити. принцип коментування нагадує блукання між деталями, символами, датами (у цьому сенсі варто почитати Даніеля Арасса "Живопис в деталях"). звісно, вибірка робіт може вселяти сумнів (як, наприклад, із роботою Клода Моне), але не потрібно забувати, що йдеться про авторську роботу. мені особисто імпонує ось ця велика траєкторія європейського живопису від братів Лімбург до Джексона Поллока, що вказує про невід*ємність розуміння сучасного мистецтва від традиції і навпаки. це практично повністю руйнує як загальні стереотипи про самобутність кожної епохи чи митця, що існують повсякчас на дистанції один від одного. так само це пориває стереотип про так звану "низьку духовність" сучасного мистецтва, про яке, між словами, автор доволі стримано відгукується. мовляв, ще рано якось оцінювати сучасне мистецтво, оскільки воно не перевірене часом. але якщо так, тоді й Вазарі та інші "літописці живописців" втрачають свою актуальність. так чи інакше, книжка цікава буде як широкій аудиторії, так і тим, хто серйозно цікавиться мистецтвом, адже щоразу якийсь штрих додає глибини та повноти власному розумінню.

  • That70sheidi
    2019-07-04 08:56

    I think they might be able to squeeze some 2pt fonts in there if they tried really hard. There seems to be a ton of text on each page, but I felt there was a little too much incidental data and not enough focus on the artwork itself. There's quite a bit of historical and background information, but I'm more interested in technique or what the artist themselves might have written about their own work rather than what was going on in Hungary during the same time. Also the layout was a little bit frenetic and visually displeasing, since font sizes changed quite a bit and mini-paragraphs were scattered over a two-page spread. I felt like if I wasn't very careful I'd miss one or two of the blurbs. There was a good coverage of artists and not all the focus was on the "popular" or commonly known classicists.

  • Jennifer
    2019-07-14 08:58

    A very useful survey of some of the Great Artists. Some biographical details and a description of the unique elements of their style and an analysis of about one painting each. For me, this is a great idea, but I'd like something more in-depth in all aspects, biography, analysis and survey of the output of the artist. I don't know where to find something like this, but it is a beautiful thing to investigate, and a lovely way to spend some time, just looking at and appreciating the pinnacle of artistic achievement.

  • Sherrill Watson
    2019-06-26 09:56

    A good overview of many "great" artists. There are 49, according to the writer(s). Only one work is picked out to discuss, though others are mentioned, and this is not the main work of the artist, which I found interesting. There are little blurbs here and there about each artist, where the painting is hung, the size, etc., and various dates in his / her life. Like I said, a good overview.

  • Angela
    2019-07-02 13:55

    A good overview for the novice about to embarq on a museum adventure, it introduces big names, their styles and techniques, each on a two-page spread with a typical or familiar sample of work. Spans Masaccio (1401-1428) to Jackson Pollock (1912-1956.

  • Sharon
    2019-06-18 14:55

    Really interesting art book about a selection of great artists and their work. Good to see a few female artists get a mention. I loved reading this book