By Candy Jones-Guerin
Think quickly…who is your favorite American Artist? Did you think of Andy Warhol or Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O’Keeffe or Mary Cassatt?
In August we celebrate American Artists Appreciation Month and pay homage to the visionaries that color our world. Take some time to look up your favorite or choose from the selection below and spend some of your summer reading time learning about these great American icons as well as those around the world that have had an impact on the art community.
Impressionism, 1st Edition
Born in the mid-1800s, the Impressionist movement redefined the way artists approached their craft, opening the doors to previously unheard-of freedom in methods, viewpoint, and execution. This book examines Impressionist art, the tools, the techniques, the artists, and the artwork that so many generations have come to know and love.
A Look At Pop Art, 1st Edition
Rourke Educational Media, LLC
Pop art was the art of popular culture. It was the visual art movement that characterized a sense of optimism during the post war consumer boom of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Pop art was brash, young and fun and hostile to the artistic establishment. This title will allow students to analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
History of Art, 1st Edition
This title examines Western art’s original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into such an integral part of Western culture. Special features include a timeline, Art Spotlights, infographics, and fact bubbles.
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