How to Read Paintings

How to Read Paintings

Liz Rideal / Apr 22, 2021

How to Read Paintings How to Read Paintings is a valuable visual guide to Western European painting Through a gallery of artworks accompanied by informative commentary it enables readers to swiftly develop their understan

  • Title: How to Read Paintings
  • Author: Liz Rideal
  • ISBN: 9781472525123
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • How to Read Paintings is a valuable visual guide to Western European painting Through a gallery of artworks accompanied by informative commentary, it enables readers to swiftly develop their understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of painting, and to discover how to look at diverse paintings in detail, closely reading their meanings and methods.In the first part of thHow to Read Paintings is a valuable visual guide to Western European painting Through a gallery of artworks accompanied by informative commentary, it enables readers to swiftly develop their understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of painting, and to discover how to look at diverse paintings in detail, closely reading their meanings and methods.In the first part of the book, the Grammar of Paintings, the author reveals how to read paintings by considering five key areas shape and support, medium and materials, composition, style and technique, and signs and symbols, as well as the role of the artist In the second part, we explore fifty paintings through extracted details, accompanied by insightful commentary, training the reader and viewer to understand context and discover meaning within art.As a collection, the pictures featured in How to Read Paintings have a strong relationship with one another, and underpin the story of painting This book will be a valuable tool whether you are viewing the real thing on a gallery wall, or simply reading around the subject to learn about Western art.

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    1. I was going to give this book 4 stars but I've been thinking why not 5 if there is nothing I didn't like about it? Yes, It would have been better if the book was bigger so we could appreciated more, but the size is not too bad. Further than that, I just think it's a great collection of paintings with very understandable critics and commentaries. I liked it is timed, I mean you start from really old paintings and it goes evolving until the most modern arts. It contains amazing pictures, very curi [...]


    2. Şöyle şeylerin farkına varmak istiyordum: "Sol taraftan düşen ışık, testinin sırrını ve cam şişenin pırıltısını vurgular, aynı zamanda bu ışığın yarattığı gölgeler, yapıttaki üç boyut duygusunu güçlendirir. Bu, usta elden çıkma bir ziyafettir." Vardım.


    3. Interesting book on looking at paintings - I think the calendar format of a painting a day would interest me - this was a good beginning.



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