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When Art Really Works

When Art Really Works

by Lucinda Hawksley and Andy Pankhurst
Publication Date: 01/06/2012
What are the qualities that make an artwork great? A recognized painter Andy Pankhurst and art historian Lucinda Hawksley offer compelling answers to this question as they examine 80 historically important paintings and sculptures. All are works of art that stand out from the ordinary because of their originality, their ability to convey powerful emotions, their technical brilliance--distinctive qualities that unmistakably touch them with intimations of immortality. Discussions focus on examples from across the millennia, and include--
  • The Lascaux cave paintings (circa. 15,000 B.C)
  • Italian Renaissance masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo
  • Paintings that demonstrate revolutionary use of color by J.M.W. Turner
  • Impressionist masterworks by Monet and Degas
  • The action painting of Jackson Pollock
  • The Pop Art of Andy Warhol, and many other memorable artists and their works The book is filled with color illustrations
  • ISBN:
    History of art / art & design styles
    Publication Date:
    Barron's Educational Series
    Country of origin:
    United States
    Dimensions (mm):
    Lucinda Hawksley

    Lucinda Hawksley is an author, broadcaster and public speaker. She has written more than twenty books, including critically acclaimed biographies, art history, social history, the history of London and travel writing.

    This is her third book about her great great great grandfather, Charles Dickens. Lucinda has appeared on television and radio programmes around the globe. She is a Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London.

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