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What Is Painting? Representation and Modern Art

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ISBN-10: 0500281017

ISBN-13: 9780500281017

Edition: 1999

Authors: Julian Bell

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In this book Julian Bell, himself a painter, confronts the uncertainty and suspicion many people feel about art today. he addresses questions such as what defines paintings, its meaning for the 21st century and the idea of representation.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 5/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Julian Bell has taught art history for many years and is also a practicing painter. He writes widely on art for magazines, including The New York Review of Books.

'What is art?' 'Is that art?'
Images and Marks
Original and image
The imitation of nature
Paintings and marks
Style and substitution
Creation and contemplation
Sight and Knowledge
Portrayal and observation
Painting as model for knowledge
Photography and Realism
Light and the observer
Form and Time
Form and bodies
Time and stories
Modernity and history
Modernity and art
Process, impression, sequence
Action and form
Information and performance
The meanings of expression
Markets and persons
Mind and spirit
The Word Art
Art and non-art
Art as freedom
Levels of representation
Pictures and theories
Painting now
Picturing painting
Sources and Resources
List of Illustrations