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Art That Changed the World
Art That Changed the World | DK
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Art That Changed the World is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals the creative impulse behind every major art movement, from the Renaissance to Surrealism and abstract to pop art, with a visual timeline to show famous paintings and key events. Turning-point paintings that triggered movements are identified and explained as well as the influences behind the famous artworks such as technical advances, admired techniques of earlier artists, and changes in society. You'll learn why Boudin's Beach Scene inspired the impressionist movement and why Monet's Grainstacks defined it. Vivid images of artistic masterpieces from each style and a glossary of terms make this an indispensable work of reference. Covering the evolution of each major art genre as well as featuring the famous paintings that ignited new artistic movements, Art That Changed the World presents the history of art in a visually stunning way, that is perfect for art-lovers, exhibition-goers and anyone who appreciates great art.
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A favorite cover each day for seven days, no explanation. Tag someone new each day... which I'm not good at.

Tex2Flo This is such a good book. Before I went into Art History studies, I used this book to figure out why I like some works so much--why did they impact me? 2mo
ImperfectCJ @Tex2Flo It's a great overview. I got it to go with my kids' history curriculum, but I think I've looked at it more than they have so far. 2mo
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1) Art museums, movies, concerts, drinking wine.
2) I've been trying to expand my cooking skills, specifically learning more simple, yet delicious baking recipes.
3) I have quite the collection of bookish coffee cups & t-shirts.
4) I've enjoyed going to art museums since I was a teenager. I still try to make a point to go, even though I don't go as frequently as I once did.
5) 👍
@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn I too love going to art museums. It‘s the one thing I miss about DC—the Smithsonians. Thanks for playing! 💜 8mo
readordierachel Do you have a favorite museum or artist? 7mo
vivastory @readordierachel My favorite museum is a tie between MoMA & the Met, with an honorable mention to the Chicago Art Institute. As far as favorite artists, I really can't narrow it down down to an all-time favorite. Here are 10 that come to mind: Basquiat, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, Klee, Joseph Cornell, Schiele, Diane Arbus, Kahlo, Pollock & F. Bacon. What about you? What's your favorite museum/artist? 7mo
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readordierachel I absolutely adore Diane Arbus! I have her bio on my shelf waiting. I'm by no means well versed in art, but I also really like Kahlo, Degas, Mucha, Magritte, and Dali. Nothing too obscure, haha. But I recently discovered the portraits of Jenny Saville, which kinda blow my mind. I will be in Chicago for a few days in July though. I'll have to check out the Art Institute! 7mo
vivastory @readordierachel I will definitely have to check out Saville's work. Art Institute has a strong surrealism collection, including the biggest Joseph Cornell collection in the world. From what I remember they also had a solid Impressionism collection. 7mo
vivastory @readordierachel Are you going to the museum of American writers while your in Chicago? I haven't been, but I've heard it's worthwhile. 7mo
readordierachel I will now. That sounds very cool. Any Chicago bookstores you recommend? 7mo
vivastory @readordierachel I really enjoyed Myopic Books. I don't know if they still have the same hours, but last time I was there they were open until 11. It's mostly used books, but they had a really great selection. 7mo
readordierachel Cool, thanks! I will try to make it there too. 7mo
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