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Learning to look at paintings

by Mary Acton

  • 303 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Painting -- Appreciation,
  • Painting -- Themes, motives,
  • Visual perception

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMary Acton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsND1143 .A38 2009
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxxxvi, 267 p.
    Number of Pages334
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19968779M
    ISBN 109780415435178, 9780415435185
    LC Control Number2008019950

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    personal book about how to look and think about art. especially useful are sections on how to look at a painting (short but very insightful) and his top 10 list of paintings. chp 10& flag Like see review. Ryan McArthur rated it it was amazing.4/5.   On my family's Christmas holiday trip to Walt Disney World, I happened upon a copy of the book Disney's Looking at Paintings: An Introduction to Fine Art .

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Learning to Look at Paintings is an accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. Mary Acton shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analysing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each by: Learning to Look at Paintings book.

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Learning to Look at Paintings is an accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. Mary Acton shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analysing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other.

Learning to Look at Paintings is an accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. Mary Acton shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analysing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other/5(98).

If you plan to use a painting as the focus for a class project, learning to 'read' a painting is a good place to start. There are certain techniques that can help your class look at, and engage with a painting. Reading a painting is similar to reading a book: The reader decodes symbols to establish meaning.

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Mary Acton shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analyzing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each fully revised and updated new edition is illustrated Reviews: These are books about painting and books on how to paint.

Do read them with a critical mind. Even in the best of books (including the ones below) I come across stuff that is clearly nonsense.

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The book is divided into chapters on perceiving edges, perceiving spaces, perceiving relationships, perceiving light and shadow, and drawing a profile portrait. Memory Drawing: Perceptual Training and Recall.

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Just look at the way the two men in red robes at the bottom of the painting stand out, creating the two sides of a triangle, which has as its top point the red dress of the Virgin Mary. Learning to Look at Paintings by Mary Acton.

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Acrylic paints have since joined oil and watercolor as one of the most popular painting media in the world. If you love to paint, then you’ll love learning how to paint with acrylics.

Once you’ve gotten an overall look at the painting, ask yourself “what’s this a picture of?”That is, what is the subject of the painting. The subject might be a landscape, a person or group of people, a scene from a story, a building or city scene, an animal, a still life (a collection of everyday items like a bowl of fruit, a pile of books, or a set of tools), a fantasy scene, and so on.

“The Oil Painting Book: Materials and techniques for today’s artist,” by Bill Creevy. “The Materials and Techniques of Painting,” by Jonathan Stephenson.

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You will only enjoy this if you like to read. If you do, this is a thought provoking essay on the clear distinctions between ‘modern’ and classical art and provides intelligent reasoning for expression and the need for thorough understanding of our materials and techniques.