Art History Reading

Greetings to all Christian art lovers,

You may have noticed that I have been posting art history reading. It is reading that correlates to my drawing 1 and Drawing 2 classes which I teach in person .

The book, A Child’s History of Art, written  by Hillyer , is an excellent overview of painting, beginning with ancient cave art and ending with modern art.  I have organized the reading where my Drawing 1 class reads the first half of the book and Drawing 2 reads the second half, which begins with Italian Renaissance.

Ordinarily , I discuss the reading with my students and familiarize them with the artists who are introduced.  Reading this   book, which is a very elemental presentation of art history, provides an excellent foundation for a general overview of the history of painting throughout the world.

I hope enjoy reading it and will respond with questions or comments .

The study of Art History will greatly enrich your art education. As you develop the fundamental skills as they are presented in this class, you will be able to go on to copy some of these great Master’s works.  In doing this you will further improve your observation skills and your ability to draw as they did!

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