When Art Really Works

Andy Pankhurst
AUD $17.99
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Showcasing eighty outstanding artworks from around the world, When Art Really Works assesses what it is that makes them so great.

Why do some artworks stand head and shoulders above others? Exceptional art somehow satisfies at a deeper level than the rest. When Art Really Works showcases a selection of eighty outstanding paintings and sculptures from around the world and throughout time, assessing just what it is that makes them so great. Some owe their greatness to composition or colour, others offer profound insights into their human subjects and some convey their message particularly effectively. Andy Pankhurst and Lucinda Hawksley's succinct, appraisive text will open your eyes to the unique defining qualities of these key works, enabling you to appreciate the groundbreaking talents of every age.

Author bio:

Andy Pankhurst studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where he was a pupil of Euan Uglow, and where Andy himself now teaches. A deeply expressive figurative painter, his work is represented in various public, corporate, and private collections and museums in the UK and the USA. Andy exhibits with Browse and Darby in London and is represented by Addison Fine Arts in San Francisco. He has held a number of one-man exhibitions, including a highly successful show in 2008. Alongside his work at the Slade, Andy also teaches at the University of Westminster, the Prince's Trust Drawing School, and Canterbury Christ Church University. In 2002 he cofounded the London School of Painting and Drawing, where he works as a tutor and director.

Lucinda Hawksley is the author of more than twenty books, including the biographies Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (which was chosen as BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week) and Katey: The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter. She is a regular lecturer in art history and literature at the Institute of English Studies, London and at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Lucinda is also an award-winning travel writer and a public speaker who has appeared on a number of radio and television programs as an expert on nineteenth-century art and literature.

Category: History of art & design
ISBN: 9781742669656
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Pub Date: August 2012
Page Extent: 224
Format: Book
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: History of art / art & design styles