Art History For Dummies book cover

Art History For Dummies

Author:
Jesse Bryant Wilder
Published: April 19, 2022

Overview

Ready to discover the fascinating world of art history? Let’s (Van) Gogh!

Fine art might seem intimidating at first. But with the right guide, anyone can learn to appreciate and understand the stimulating and beautiful work of history’s greatest painters, sculptors, and architects. In Art History For Dummies, we’ll take you on a journey through fine art from all eras, from Cave Art to the Colosseum, and from Michelangelo to Picasso and the modern masters. Along the way, you’ll learn about how history has influenced art, and vice versa.

This updated edition includes:

  • Brand new material on a wider array of renowned female artists
  • Explorations of the Harlem Renaissance, American Impressionism, and the Precisionists
  • Discussions of art in the 20th and 21st centuries, including Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, and today’s eclectic art scene

Is there an exhibition in your town you want to see? Prep before going with Art History For Dummies and show your friends what an Art Smartie you are.

An unbeatable reference for anyone looking to build a foundational understanding of art in a historical context, Art History For Dummies is your personal companion that makes fine art even finer!

Ready to discover the fascinating world of art history? Let’s (Van) Gogh!

Fine art might seem intimidating at first. But with the right guide, anyone can learn to appreciate and understand the stimulating and beautiful work of history’s greatest painters, sculptors, and architects. In Art History For Dummies, we’ll take you on a journey through fine art from all eras, from Cave Art to the Colosseum, and from Michelangelo to Picasso and the modern masters. Along the way, you’ll learn about how history has influenced art, and vice versa.

This updated edition includes:

  • Brand new material on a wider
array of renowned female artists
  • Explorations of the Harlem Renaissance, American Impressionism, and the Precisionists
  • Discussions of art in the 20th and 21st centuries, including Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, and today’s eclectic art scene
  • Is there an exhibition in your town you want to see? Prep before going with Art History For Dummies and show your friends what an Art Smartie you are.

    An unbeatable reference for anyone looking to build a foundational understanding of art in a historical context, Art History For Dummies is your personal companion that makes fine art even finer!

    Art For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    Appreciating art is as easy as making a trip to your local museum where you can compare notes and make your own judgment about whether a work is any good or not. Art pieces recognized as great works today were produced by the up-and-coming artists of yesteryear, so it pays to keep an eye on today’s future classics. [caption id="attachment_288896" align="alignnone" width="630"] © Kevin Laminto / Unsplash.com[/caption]