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 S. L. Bensusan - T. C. & E. C. Jack
Before Velazquez even artists forget their controversies; he stands, like Bach and Beethoven in the world of music, respected even by those who do not understand. He has marched unchallenged to the highest place in men's regard.
by John C. Van Dyke - Longmans, Green and Co
This textbook provides concise history of painting for class-room use in schools and colleges. It is given a short critical estimate of the individual painter and his rank among the painters of his time rather than the detailed facts of his life.
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This pamphlet has been written primarily for the needs of the students in the courses in drawing and painting in Harvard University and Radcliffe College; but as an elementary statement of the theory of tone relations, it may be of use to others.
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