Art That Changed the World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465421203
  • ISBN-13: 9781465421203
  • DDC: 709
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Art That Changed the World is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals the creative impulse behind every major art movement, from the Renaissance to Surrealism and abstract to pop art, with a visual timeline to show famous paintings and key events. Turning-point paintings that triggered movements are identified and explained as well as the influences behind the famous artworks such as technical advances, admired techniques of earlier artists, and changes in society. You'll learn why Boudin's Beach Scene inspired the impressionist movement and why Monet's Grainstacks defined it. Vivid images of artistic masterpieces from each style and a glossary of terms make this an indispensable work of reference. Covering the evolution of each major art genre as well as featuring the famous paintings that ignited new artistic movements, Art That Changed the World presents the history of art in a visually stunning way, that is perfect for art-lovers, exhibition-goers and anyone who appreciates great art.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Ancient and Medieval.
2: Prehistoric Art.
3: Egyptian Art.
4: Greek and Roman Art.
5: Early Christian and Byzantine.
6: The Dark Ages.
7: Romanesque and Gothic.
8: Renaissance and Mannerism.
9: Birth of the Renaissance.
10: Flowering of the Renaissance.
11: High Renaissance.
12: Venetian Renaissance.
13: Northern Renaissance.
14: Italian Mannerism.
15: Mannerism Outside Italy.
16: Baroque to Neoclassicism.
17: Italian Baroque.
18: Flemish and Spanish Baroque.
19: Dutch Baroque.
20: French Baroque.
21: French Rococo.
22: Rococo Outside France.
23: Neoclassicism.
24: The 19th Century.
25: Romanticism.
26: Romantic Landscape.
27: Pre-Raphaelites.
28: Realism.
29: Impressionism.
30: Post-Impressionism.
31: Symbolism.
32: The Modern Age.
33: Expressionism.
34: Cubism.
35: Birth of Abstract Art.
36: Dada and Surrealism.
37: Abstract Expressionism.
38: Pop and Op Art.
39: Recent Abstraction.
40: The Figurative Tradition.
Index of Artists.
General Index.