This book explores some of history’s greatest art, from the spectacular theatrics of Bosch to the luminous scenes of Giotto, and starts with the idea that the art of the past can and should be seen from the viewpoint of a contemporary observer of visual culture - rather than just an elitist, academic interpretation.
This simple, ten-step guide acts as an aid to looking at and breaking down the often obscure strategies of the Old Masters into intuitive categories—from Art as Honesty to Art as Vision.
Just as contemporary art should be judged by how it moves us, cajoles our senses, and envelops us, so too can the great paintings of history be seen as immersive, captivating and even participatory experiences.
- Author: Ossian Ward
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication date: May 2019