Art Explained: The World's Greatest Paintings Explored and Explained (Annotated Guides)

Art Explained: The World's Greatest Paintings Explored and Explained (Annotated Guides)

Robert Cumming

Language: English

Pages: 104

ISBN: 0756628695

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Taking an original photographic approach to look in detail at certain topics, these four fascinating books provide deeper understanding and richer enjoyment of the worlds of architecture, art, famous artists, and myths and legends. AUTHOR BIO: Robert Cumming has been the chairman of Christie's Education, London, studied art history at Cambridge University, and his books have won several international awards and include Just Look, Just Imagine, and Looking into Paintings.

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masks, 59 Degas, Edgar, The Dance Class, 86-7 Delacroix, Eugène, 69, 72, 77 Delilah, 46-7 della Rovere family, 31 Demarsy, Jeanne, 90 The Deposition, van der Weyden, 16-17 Desfontaines, Abbé, 65 Dinteville, Jean de, 38-9 Diogenes, 33 Dionysus, 37 Divisionism, 92 Doge’s Palace, Venice, 63 dogs, symbolism, 15 Dominican friars, 13 Doric Order, 33, 70, 71 doves, symbolism, 13, 18 dragons, 14 Duval, Jeanne, 83 E East Anglia, 78 Ecclesiastes, Book of, 40, 52-3 Eden, Garden of, 12, 15, 24, 30 egg

Flemish School, 15 Flora, 22 Florence, 12, 20, 23 flower symbolism, 99 anemones, 23 lilies, 13 marigolds, 81 morning glory, 80 myrtle, 23 roses, 12, 22, 61, 80 flutes, symbolism, 52 Folies-Bergère, 90-1 foreshortening, 20, 45, 49 form, simplification of, 11 Fortitude, 29 Fortune, 29 Fountain of Life, 24 Fournaise, M., 88, 89 frames, painted, 93 framing devices, 55 France, 71, 72, 74, 76, 82 Francis I, King of France, 38 Franciscans, 74 Franco, General, 98 French Revolution, 71, 82 frescoes: The

Michael, 38 Orgaz, Count, 42-3 orthogonals, 21 owls, symbolism, 24 P Pacheco, Francesco, 43 Padua, 10, 30 The Painter’s Studio, Courbet, 82-3 paints: oil, 15 scientific analysis, 29 Paphos, 23 Paradise, 12, 16, 24 Paris Commune, 82 Paris Salon, 64, 79, 82, 91 Pater, Walter, 27 Perrot, Jules, 87 perspective: anamorphosis, 39 The Annunciation, Giotto, 12 atmospheric perspective, 55 The Battle of San Romano, Uccello, 21 La Grande Jatte, Seurat, 92 recession, 84, 87 The School of Athens, Raphael,

sensibility, 65 Seurat, Georges, La Grande Jatte, 92-3 sexuality, 24-5 sfumato, 26 Shakespeare, William, 37 shawms, symbolism, 53 shells, symbolism, 52 shoes, 15 signatures: Constable, 79 Courbet, 82 David, 70 Degas, 87 Hunt, 81 Manet, 90 Titian, 36 van Eyck, 14 Vermeer, 59 Silenus, 37 Sistine Chapel, Rome, 23 Michelangelo’s ceiling, 30-1, 32 skin, texture, 48 skull: anamorphosis, 39 symbolism, 38, 52-3, 68, 82 Socrates, 32, 33 solar system, 38 Solomon, knot of, 20 Spain, 42-3, 58, 74 Spanish

Velázquez, MP/SC pp58–59: The Artist’s Studio p58: Portrait of Vermeer, Giraudon pp58–59: The Artist’s Studio, Jan Vermeer, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna/AKG pp60–61: A Journey to Cythera p60: Sheet Music, Mozart, AKG pp60–61: The Embarkation to Cythera, Jean Antoine Watteau, Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin/AKG p61: Portrait of Watteau, HD pp62–63: Arrival of the French Ambassador pp62–63: The Arrival of the French Ambassador in Venice, Canaletto, Hemitage, St. Petersburg/SC p63: Portrait of

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