A clear and concise overview of the fundamentals shared by visual arts across the globe, enabling the reader to think carefully, inquisitively, and critically about art.
The visual arts enrich our lives in so many ways, presenting beauty, emotion, and idea, but sometimes looking at art can be confusing and challenging. This book sets out to enhance the viewer’s experience by breaking down the elements of art to provide a firm basis for simple enjoyment as well as further understanding.
Art historian and museum lecturer Janetta Rebold Benton teaches the reader to reevaluate their experiences of looking at art by learning to move beyond “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like,” toward an understanding of “why I like it.”
Perfectly aimed at students and the general reader, this guide encourages everyone to develop confidence in experiencing, analysing, and appreciating art.
- Author: Janetta Rebold Benton
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication date: October 2021