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Title:
How to look at and understand great art [videorecording (DVD)]

The Great courses fine arts & music

Great courses (DVD). Music & fine arts.
Author:
Hirsh, Sharon L.

Teaching Company.
ISBN:
9781598037357
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Publication Information:
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2011
Physical Description:
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 280 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series:
The Great courses fine arts & music

Great courses (DVD). Music & fine arts.
General Note:
36 lectures each 30 minutes per lecture.
Contents:
The importance of first Impressions -- Where am I? point of view and focal point -- Color: description, symbol and more -- Line: description and expression -- Space, shape, shade, and shadow -- Seeing the big picture: composition -- The illusion: getting the right perspective -- Art that moves us: time and motion -- Feeling with our eyes: texture and light -- Drawing: dry, liquid, and modern media -- Printmaking: relief and intaglio -- Modern printmaking: planographic -- Sculpture: salt cellars to monuments -- Development of painting: tempera and oils -- Modern painting: acrylics and assemblages -- Subject matters -- Signs: symbols, icons, and indexes in art -- Portraits: how artists see others -- Self-portraits: how artists see themselves -- Landscapes: art of the great outdoors -- Putting it all together -- Early Renaissance: humanism emergent -- Northern Renaissance: devil in the details -- High Renaissance: humanism perfected -- Mannerism and Baroque: distortion and drama -- Going Baroque: north versus south -- 18th century reality and decorative Rococo -- Revolutions: neoclassicism and romanticism -- From Realism to Impressionism -- Postimpressionism: form and content re-viewed -- Expressionism: empathy and emotion -- Cubism: an experiment in form -- Abstraction/Modernism: new visual language -- Dada found objects/Surreal doodles and dreams -- Postmodernism: focus on the viewer -- Your next museum visit: do it yourself.
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