Not much to say this week, just cruising along towards the Christmas/New Year break. I am so looking forward to having some time off work.
I finally finished reading E H Gombrich's excellent "The Story of Art" [link]
- a big thank you to ~cheekymonkeyali
for recommending it to me. It covers the history of the various artistic movements from the earliest cave painting up to the 1980's. Obviously, even in a book this size it's huge it can't cover everything in great detail, but it is a fantastic introduction and I just wish I'd read it years ago.
If you're looking for something a little smaller, I can also recommend "Isms: Understanding Art" by Stephen Little [link]
- short, lots of pictures, identifies the key artist in each movement.
Of course, all of this begs the question: is a knowledge of the history of art worthwhile? The Features
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