1. "The History of Art: A Very Short Introduction" by Dana Arnold: This is an informative introduction to the history of art, with an overview of the major movements, styles, and influences. Arnold covers topics such as the Renaissance, Baroque, and modern art, as well as recent developments in contemporary art. 2. "The Art of Human Evolution: How We Became Modern" by Robin Osborne: This book looks at how human evolution has shaped the art of our species. Osborne examines evidence from archaeological sites, ancient artifacts, and contemporary art to trace the development of human creativity. 3. "The Art of the Renaissance" by Margaret D. Whiting: This book takes a comprehensive look at the art of the Renaissance period. Whiting discusses the major artists, movements, and trends of the time and how they shaped the Western art world. 4. "The History of Modern Art: A Short Introduction" by Robert Rosenblum: This book provides an overview of the history of modern art, from the early 19th century to the present day. Rosenblum examines the development of modern art and its influence on the wider world. 5. "The Story of Art" by Ernst Gombrich
Art is the noblest means of transmitting the culture of people living around the world. As the oldest mode of communication known to date, it existed long before the advent of language, and has witnessed humanity’s great history and narratives.
When I first learned straight-line block-in drawing, in a workshop with Juliette Aristides in 2007, I felt like dark clouds had parted and a golden ladder had descended, leading to drawing abilities I never before thought I could attain. I felt like I had been given a tool like fire, handed down from the drawing gods. Juliette gave us a lecture on the last day of that week, a brief history of art education, and how our legacy handed down from artist-teacher to artist-teacher could be traced back
Joan Kee is Professor in the History of Art at the University of Michigan and a Ford Foundation Scholar in Residence at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a contributing editor of Artforum. Her book The Geometries of Afro Asia: Art Beyond Solidarity is forthcoming from the University of Cailfornia Press in April 2023.1SEOUL After the Korean government lifted both social-distancing and overseas-traveler-quarantine requirements this past spring, the art world of Seoul began riding the K-wave. Frieze Seoul mobilized local galleries and museums while drawing new international audiences. Perhaps
Artist, educator, and curator Peter Weibel, who led Germany’s ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe for more than two decades, died March 1 in Karlsruhe at the age of seventy-eight following a brief illness. The news was confirmed by ZKM. Weibel was an early and impassioned supporter of media art, and worked tirelessly to advance and sustain its now widely recognized lofty position in the art world. “Normally, media art is seen in the history of art as a medium of images, as a medium of representation to depict the world,” he told the Korea Times last month. “But I have a different position:
It’s a show where labels really matter because they give new, contemporary context with which to consider the works on view. They really push us to think in new ways about who gets to write the history of art in America, who was left out of it and how that is – thankfully – changing.