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By Robert Cumming

Taking an unique photographic method of glance intimately at yes issues, those 4 attention-grabbing books supply deeper knowing and richer delight in the worlds of structure, artwork, well-known artists, and myths and legends. writer BIO: Robert Cumming has been the chairman of Christie's schooling, London, studied paintings historical past at Cambridge college, and his books have gained a number of foreign awards and comprise Just glance, simply Imagine, and Looking into Paintings.

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By contrast, American Nan Goldin (page 470) room and opened up new possibilities of creative image uses the camera in the spirit of manipulation and editing. intimate photojournalism. 5 cm), photograph, Private Collection. Man Ray created his witty, negative Rayographs by placing a selection of objects on, or suspending them just above, light-sensitive photographic paper and then exposing the composition to light. VIDEO ART Video art developed from the art films made using 16-mm and 8-mm formats, notably by Andy Warhol’s Factory studio in the 1960s.

SCULPTOR’S CHISELS HAMMER 40 M E D I A A N D M AT E R I A L S Modern sculpture The roots of modern sculpture lie in the early years of the 20th century, when European artists fell under the influence of “primitive” African art. They were also starting to realize the expressive power of abstraction. Two pioneers of new sculptural forms were Picasso (pages 396–97) and the Paris-based Romanian Brancusi (page 356). In the course of the 20th century more and more materials were appropriated by sculptors, while “ready-made” and “found” objects were incorporated in sculpture or exhibited as works of art themselves.

Unified Egypt around 3100 BCE, already contains many of the essential elements of this fixed tradition. Perhaps the most striking is the pose in which Narmer is depicted. Head, arms, and legs are in profile, with legs characteristically splayed. Yet in an obvious anatomical distortion, his chest faces directly outward. Exactly the same pose can be found in works produced 2,500 years later. Although individual details are rendered with great precision, the overall effect is anything but naturalistic.

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