art history

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Noun1.art history - the academic discipline that studies the development of painting and sculptureart history - the academic discipline that studies the development of painting and sculpture
arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"
iconology - the branch of art history that studies visual images and their symbolic meaning (especially in social or political terms)
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Unlike Albrecht D[ddot{u}]rer's literary remains, Breu's chronicle sheds no direct light on either his art or his personal affairs -- and has been largely ignored by art historians for that reason -- but it paints an unusually unflattering view of the power elite, regardless of religious affiliation.
That the subject has hitherto been little studied in the United States can be seen from the small number of references to American art historians in this fully annotated collection, and the presence of only one such scholar, the veteran researcher Ann Markham Schulz.
How would you position yourself in relation to the group of art historians in the United States around the journal October?
Not everyone will agree with his chronology, Maginnis says: "Particularly among Italian art historians there is a tendency to place the Peruzzi frescoes earlier than the murals of the Bardi Chapel" (97).
This was the most layered work, in that Gilje's alteration is based on speculation by art historians that the relatively empty right half of the canvas might at some point have held another figure.
Quite properly, Still's reaction did not discourage art historians from seeking the sources and meanings of his art.
The New Vienna School, a constellation of art historians that flourished in the same city at the same time, saw itself as practicing Kunst wissensschaft, the "science of art." If Hans Sedlmayr and Otto Pacht were the school's guiding lights, its "real founder," according to the cla ssical archaeologist Guido Kaschnitz von Weinberg, himself a member, was Alois Riegl (1858--1905), curator of textiles and later professor of art history at the University of Vienna.
Thierry de Duve, the most international of the country's art historians, will fill the Palais des Beaux-Arts with zoo artworks, from Manet to Jeff Koons, Rodin to Dan Graham.
Archaeologists, art historians, historians, students and book lovers in general will have the chance to select books from the foundation's publications at a discount of 40 to 60 per cent.
Obama's remark was highly criticised by the media and citizens, including art historian Ann Collins Johns, who took to the White House website and stated that as art historians, they challenge their students to think, read, and write critically.
Art historians are likely to be interested in the life of Bernard Berenson (1865-1959; Fig.
Twenty-five essays are presented, the first nine of which are written by art historians and offer critical and theoretical reflections on representing the maternal body.