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How to look at and understand great art / Sharon Latchaw Hirsh.

Hirsh, Sharon L. (Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author). Recorded Books, LLC. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781490654409
  • ISBN: 1490654402
  • ISBN: 9781598037357
  • ISBN: 1598037358
  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (approximately 18 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; ©2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
In container (17 cm.).
The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 36 lectures.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. The importance of first impressions -- Where am I? Point of view and vocal point -- Color: description, symbol, and more -- Line: description and expression -- Space, shape, shade, and shadow -- Seeing the big picture: composition.
Disc 2. The illusion: getting the right perspective -- Art that moves us: Time and motion -- Feeling with our eyes: Texture and light -- Drawing: dry, liquid and modern media -- Printmaking: Relief and intaglio -- Modern printmaking: Planographic.
Disc 3. Sculpture: Salt cellars to monuments -- Development of painting: tempura and oils -- Modern painting: acrylics and assemblages -- Subject matters -- Signs: symbols, icons, and indexes in art -- Portraits: how artists see others.
Disc 4. Self-portraits: How artists see themselves -- Landscapes: art of the great outdoors -- Putting it all together -- Early renaissance: Humanism emergent -- Northern renaissance: Devil in the details -- High renaissance: Humanism perfected.
Disc 5. Mannerism and Baroque: distortion and drama -- Going Baroque: North versus South -- 18th century reality and decorative rococo -- Revolutions: neoclassicism and romanticism -- From realism to impressionism -- Postimpressionism: form and content re-viewed.
Disc 6. Expressionism: Empathy and emotion -- Cubism: An experiment in form -- Abstraction/Modernism: New visual language -- Dada found objects/Surreal doodles and dreams -- Postmodernism: Focus on the viewer -- Your next museum visit: Do it yourself!
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsh.
Summary, etc.:
These 36 half-hour lectures are your initiation into the world of great art.
System Details Note:
Subject: Art appreciation.
Art > History.
Art appreciation.
Genre: Lectures.
Feature films > United States.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.