Elements of Modern Painting
by Thomas M. Messer
Publisher: Solomon Guggenheim Foundation 1962
Number of pages: 38
Messer dissects the elements of modern painting for an uninformed audience by describing five basic tenants of modern painting: representation, expression, decoration, construction, and fantasy. The intended audience consists of museum visitors who find themselves unprepared for a confrontation with the new language of contemporary art.
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by Nanae Momiyama - Japan Society
Sumi-e, or ink and brush painting, must be discussed in terms of the religion and philosophy it expresses. Sumi-e was the art of Zen priests, it is thus an expression of Zen Buddhism, a religion of selfdiscipline, concentration, and contemplation.
by Edward Armitage - G. P. Putnam's Sons
The book contains chapters on ancient costumes, Byzantine and Romanesque art, David and his school, modern schools of Europe, drawing, color, decorative painting, finish, choice of subject, composition of decorative and historical pictures, and more.
Mahmoud Farshchian is a world renowned master of Persian painting and miniatures. He is the most prominent modernizer of the field of miniatures, an art form which was first established in Ancient Persia and later spread to other countries.
- National painters magazine
A reference encyclopedia answering knotty problems that confront the painter, decorator, and paint manufacturer in their everyday work. This book will meet with the approval of the craft at large, and it is dedicated to the painters and decorators...