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What is Painting? Representation and Modern Art

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A study and explanation of modern art and the nature of painting
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Thames & Hudson (first published May 1st 1986)
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Lazarus P Badpenny Esq
A thorough and accessible overview of the main currents of thought informing art history for the last two and a half millennia. As a painter, Bell offers one or two uniques insights from the practioner's point of view along with a few interesting selections to illustrate his admittedly well-trodden ideas. I thought Bell was also particularly good on the philosophical difficulties of pictorally reproducing a world we may not even be sure exists and on assessing the true impact of photography.

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what is printmaking, then? Still, this book takes a helpful approach to images in general.
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as an artist himself he know how to unravel the journey of making art.
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