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Picture This A First Introduction to Paintings

By: Woolf, Felicity

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1990

Edition: First Edition; Unknown

Seller ID: 004361

ISBN: 0385411359

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Looking at paintings can be fun. And fascinating - especially if you know how to ask yourself intriguing questions and use clues in the paintings to answer them. In this concise, accessible, and entertaining introduction to Western art, the author explains how to decipher the clues left behind in paintings. Using artwork ranging from an illuminated manuscript from the early fifteenth century to one of Jackson Pollack's action paintings from the 1950s, she introduces the major movements in art, talks about many techniques Western painters have used, and points out the kind of questions to ask y... View more info