Annotated Mona Lisa A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

ISBN-10: 0836280059
ISBN-13: 9780836280050
Edition: 1992
Authors: Carol Strickland
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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 6/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Although born in a small town in Illinois noted for its Nineteenth Century demonic possession cases, Carol A. Strickland claims that all those voices inside her head are a result of having stories to tell and books to write. Even so, her strange devotion to and study of Wonder Woman would seem to indicate an abby-normal brain.It was the sudden realization that her first novel was a romance and not just f/sf that prompted her to join Romance Writers of America. Their various workshops and mentoring programs have helped her get this far. She has also kept the requisite number of cats that Marion Zimmer Bradley declared a fantasy author needed to write well.A one-time comics letterhack and now an outspoken member of various comics message boards, Carol has found herself the basis for two comic book villains (at times her opinions have not been taken well by the books' creators) (both villains were soundly thrashed) (and both, for some perverse reason, were male), had one superhero wear her costume design... and she knows that Brad Pitt is eight years and two days younger than she. Sigh.She wants to write like her favorite authors: to be able to portray the honest emotion and surprises that you find in Julia Quinn; to be bold and funny as Jenny Crusie; to find the multi-layered imagination and heart that Lois McMaster Bujold uses; and to enjoy the sales success of Janet Evanovich.Carol has also become an award-winning painter from her home in North Carolina. She exercises this skill in her secondary hours (both of them) along with writing as she waits for the lottery to free her 9-to-5 time to more fulfilling pursuits.

Introduction: How to Look at a Painting
The Birth of Art: Prehistoric through Medievalp. 2
Prehistoric Art: The Beginningp. 4
Mesopotamia: The Architectsp. 6
Egypt: The Art of Immortalityp. 8
Greece: They Invented a Lot More Than the Olympicsp. 12
Rome: The Organizersp. 16
Pre-Columbian Art of the Americas: New World Art When It Was Still An Old Worldp. 20
African Art: The First Cubistsp. 22
The Middle Ages: The Reign of Religionp. 24
Golden Age of Byzantine Artp. 24
Romanesque Art: Stories in Stonep. 26
Gothic Art: Height and Lightp. 28
The Rebirth of Art: Renaissance and Baroquep. 30
The Renaissance: The Beginning of Modern Paintingp. 32
The Italian Renaissancep. 34
The Northern Renaissancep. 40
The Renaissance in the Low Countriesp. 40
The German Renaissancep. 42
Mannerism and the Late Renaissancep. 44
The Spanish Renaissancep. 45
Baroque: The Ornate Agep. 46
Italian Baroquep. 47
Flemish Baroquep. 50
Dutch Baroquep. 52
English Baroquep. 57
Spanish Baroquep. 60
French Baroquep. 62
Rococop. 64
The Nineteenth Century: Birth of the "ISMS"p. 66
Neoclassicism: Roman Feverp. 68
French Neoclassicismp. 69
American Neoclassicismp. 72
Goya: Man without An "ISM"p. 74
Romanticism: The Power of Passionp. 76
French Romanticismp. 76
English Romanticismp. 79
American Romanticism and Genre Paintingp. 81
Realismp. 83
French Realismp. 84
American Realismp. 85
Architecture for the Industrial Agep. 89
Art Nouveaup. 91
Birth of Photographyp. 92
Impressionism: Let There Be Color and Lightp. 96
Rodin: First Modern Sculptorp. 110
Post-Impressionismp. 112
Early Expressionismp. 123
Symbolismp. 124
The Birth of Modern Architecturep. 126
The Twentieth Century: Modern Artp. 128
Fauvism: Exploding Colorp. 130
Twentieth-Century Sculpture: A New Lookp. 133
Twin Titans of the Twentieth Century: Matisse and Picassop. 134
Cubismp. 138
Modernism Outside of Francep. 139
Futurismp. 139
Constructivismp. 140
Precisionismp. 141
Expressionismp. 142
Mondrian: Harmony of Oppositesp. 145
Modernist Architecture: Geometry to Live inp. 146
Dada and Surrealism: Art Between the Warsp. 148
Photography Comes of Agep. 152
American Art: 1908-40p. 154
Abstract Expressionismp. 158
Figural Expressionism: Not Just a Pretty Facep. 162
Post-War Sculpturep. 164
Color Fieldp. 166
The Twentieth Century and Beyond: Contemporary Artp. 168
Hard Edgep. 170
Pre-Pop Artp. 172
Pop Artp. 174
Minimalism: The Cool Schoolp. 177
Conceptual Art: Invisible Visual Artp. 178
Contemporary Architecturep. 180
Photography: What's Newp. 184
Photo-Realismp. 187
Neo-Expressionismp. 188
The New Breed: Post-Modern Artp. 190
Indexp. 195
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