Modern painting, its tendency and meaning
by S. S. Van Dine
Publisher: Dodd, Mead 1922
Number of pages: 408
This book inquires first into the function and psychology of all great art, and endeavours to define those elements which make for genuine worth in painting. Next it attempts to explain both the basic and superficial differences between ancient and modern art and to point out, as minutely as space will permit, the superiority of the new methods over the old.
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by Walter Crane - G. Bell & Sons, Ltd.
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An attempt to illustrate Vincent Van Gogh's influence on subsequent art movements. In lieu of discussing which artists exerted an influence on Van Gogh, Tuchman discusses how Van Gogh was a model for the modern Expressionists of the 21st century.
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