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By John F. Carlson

The whys and hows of a few of the facets of panorama portray: angles and consequent values, aerial and linear point of view, portray of timber, emotional homes of line and mass in composition, mild, solidarity of tone, plus info on canvas, palette, brushes, extra. 34 black-and-white reproductions of work through Carlson. fifty eight explanatory diagrams.

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I could never like anything by the Surrealist, Yves Tanguy, for example, but I find his contemporary, Salvador Dalí, to be full of magnificence, even if it’s wildly inconsistent and always on a jokey level. He is magnificent in the way that certain comedians are magnificent. Dalí and Tanguy share a generalized, horrible, paint-killing technique, but within the ghastliness Dalí often manages to come up with surprises of colour, space and form. Of course the overall wackiness of imagery is what Dalí is known for, and this is indeed where his power lies.

However, across the Mediterranean the Greeks did not have such religious constraints. They learnt to copy Egyptian art and then, seemingly out of nowhere, set it free from its shackles. Attributed to The Dinos Painter The Death of Aktaion, c. 2 cm (19½ in) high Private Collection THE PAINTING As punishment for watching the naked goddess Artemis bathing, Aktaion is transformed into a stag. His own hunting dogs rip him apart. This classic myth of sex and violence was later adopted by the Romans, and endlessly re-created in later European art.

From this time until the twentieth century the country was ruled by successive foreigners, her first native culture dead. Egyptian School, Roman Period Portrait of a Man. 8 cm (15¼ in) high Private Collection Attributed to Yan Liben b. AD 600; d. China AD 673 Emperor Wudi of Northern Zhou Dynasty, from the ‘Thirteen Emperors’ scroll. 7th century Ink and colour on silk 51 × 531 cm (20 × 209 in) – total size Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Denman Waldo Ross Collection THE PAINTING Most ancient Chinese painting, like that of the Ancient Greeks, has vanished without trace.

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