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Kelly Grovier 2022

A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works

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Autor: Kelly Grovier
Nakladatelství: Thames & Hudson
Jazyk: English
Rok vydání: 2022

A new way of appreciating art that puts the artwork front and center, brought to us by one of the freshest and most exciting voices in cultural criticism.

What makes great art great? Why do some works pulse in the imagination, generation after generation, century after century? From Botticelli's Birth of Venus to Picasso's Guernica , some paintings and sculptures have become so famous, so much a part of who we are, that we no longer really look at them. We take their greatness for granted; our eyes have become near-obsolete. We need a new way of seeing.

Unsatisfied with traditional interpretations of masterpieces, which are so often interested only in learning about art, and not from it, Kelly Grovier combed the surface of revered works from the Terracotta Army to Frida Kahlo's self-portraits, in a quest to find the key to their lasting power to move and delight us. He discovered that every truly great work is hardwired with an underappreciated detail that ignites it from deep within.