What Is Painting By Julian Bell New Edition

This new edition What Is Painting? is fully updated to take a fresh look at the situation of painting in the twenty-first century. This informative exploration is rooted in historical research of the form and its uses. The perfect gift for any fine art enthusiast, whether they are looking for an introduction to theories of painting or a more detailed exploration of art in practice.
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No. of Pages 224
No. of Illustrations Throughout
Fabric & material Hardback
SKU 02086562

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Julian Bell’s What is Painting? provides an accessible account of artistic thinking and practice, and of the complexities then facing artists and their audiences. Interrogating how our ideas of painting have shifted over the past two centuries, Bell addresses relations between figuration and abstraction and between narrative and non-narrative painting, as well as the waning of conceptual art’s dominance and the proliferation of experiments with the physical limits of painting. The author clarifies general concepts such as ‘expression’ and ‘representation’.

The book provides a general reader’s introduction to theories of painting that is not only reliable, but also fun and thought-provoking.

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