How to Understand a Painting

by

Write The First Customer Review

Choosing ten symbols from the natural world (the sun, the shell, the bird) and ten man-made (the window, the book, the mirror), Francoise Barbe-Gall illuminates our understanding of how these have been used and developed in art from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century, with sixty-eight wonderfully vivid examples. Painting has always made abundant use of forms and objects to convey abstract ideas: love, hope for eternal life, loyalty or betrayal. These recurring motifs, which were familiar to many in the past, have ...

How to Understand a Painting 2011, Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780711232136

Paperback

Select