Look at this if you love great art : a critical curation of 100 essential artworks
by Ashby, Chloë (Author)
"Look At This If You Love Great Art is a must read for anyone with a passion for exceptional art. Featuring 100 of the best artworks ever produced, inside is a collection of insightful summaries on just what it is that makes each one so vital. Art writer Chloë Ashby talks you through the pieces tha... Full description
"Look At This If You Love Great Art is a must read for anyone with a passion for exceptional art. Featuring 100 of the best artworks ever produced, inside is a collection of insightful summaries on just what it is that makes each one so vital. Art writer Chloë Ashby talks you through the pieces that resonate with her, revealing the fascinating stories behind them and offering her considered take on why each work should be regarded as a pinnacle of artistic endeavor. With entries curated to offer a unique juxtaposition of styles, mediums and schools of art, expect a contemporary take on classic artworks, where titans of art history cross paths with under-appreciated examples from outside the traditional canon, and where rebellious visionaries blaze trails that still influence today's cutting-edge artists. Covering all the most important genres of art--Abstraction, Pop Art, Surrealism, Renaissance art, Impressionism and more --this engaging summary only deals with artworks that really matter and the reasons why you have to see them"--
"Life's too short for bad art, these choices really matter. Packed with links to further reading, listening and viewing to take your enjoyment to the next level"--Cover.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Chloë Ashby is a writer and editor. Since graduating from the Courtauld Institute of Art, she has written about art and culture for the TLS , Guardian , FT Life & Arts , Spectator , Apollo , frieze and others. She is the author of The Colours of Art: The Story of Art in 80 Colour Palettes , which will be published by Frances Lincoln in spring 2022. Her short fiction has appeared in The London Magazine and The Fairlight Book of Short Stories . Her first novel, Wet Paint , will be published by Trapeze, also in spring 2022.