How to Read Paintings: A Crash Course in Meaning and Method

How to Read Paintings: A Crash Course in Meaning and Method


Through a gallery of artworks accompanied by informative commentary, How to Read Paintings enables readers to swiftly develop their understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of painting, and to discover how to look at diverse paintings in detail, closely reading their meanings and methods.

Liz Rideal reveals how to read paintings by considering five key areas: shape and support, medium and materials, composition, style and technique, and signs and symbols, as well as the role of the artist. In the second part, it explores fifty paintings through extracted details, training the reader and viewer to understand context and discover meaning within art.

Product Code 1047651
Author Liz Rideal
Publisher Herbert Press
Published October 2018
Format Paperback
Pages 256
Dimensions 14.1 x 2 x 16.5 cm
ISBN 9781912217830
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