Dorothy C. Providing a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, this book will be particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline.
Often these visual or physical qualities of a work are most effectively discussed in terms of a sliding scale between pairs of opposite qualities, such as linearity vs.
There are certain basic characteristics of works of art that you will focus on in formal analysis, such as colour, line, space, mass and scale.
This can mean focusing on the work of art as it exists today, or on the work of art in its own time or at another point in history. About this title An invaluable handbook, How to Write Art History enables students to get the most from their art history course.
In a clear and engaging style, Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. Questions can focus on; the people involved the patron, the artist, the viewer the physical work of art material, techniques, when, why and questions can focus on the social issues political, religious, innovative Step-by-step this book learns us how to use these methods in discussion and in writing essays and papers.
It means looking at the work of art and trying to understand what the artist wants to convey or express. A focus on context gradually enlarges our view and expands what our scholarship should encompass. Rowe, University of Bristol "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Extremely handy for students new to the discipline. A must read for everyone with a deeper interest in art and a way to analyse and discuss art. It can also mean looking at the social, political, spiritual and or economic significance of the work.
Review: 'A lucid account of the importance of art history as an academic discipline, the lessons in looking that it can equip the attentive student with and a practical guide for students wishing to improve their art historical skills in both visual and verbal analysis.