Score: 4.59/5
Year: 2020

An Artist’s Insights on Art Appreciation Written by a practicing artist, this book decodes and maps the basic elements of visual art, leading the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation. Not an art history lesson per se, this illustrated guide is rather a tool kit to make the study of art and a visit to the museum truly rewarding.An entertaining and informative read, The Joy of Art offers the reader:A working art vocabulary to help you identify and explain what you’re looking atAnswers to many of the questions you may have about visual art in generalA summary of the basic criteria to consider when looking at artHighlights of the primary art genres and an introduction to the artists who pursued themMany visual examples of aesthetic considerations and practicesInteresting facts about your favorite artists and clues to why they made the choices they didA few games to test your new skillsThe Joy of Art contains 150 color photographs and many interesting insights from an artist-author who takes readers behind the curtain and into the studio to uncover what actually goes into making a work of art. If you love art, this book will take your appreciation to a new level. Not only will your enjoyment of art increase, you’ll be able to clearly communicate your understanding to others.

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