The libraries where I live are small and very limited, they have very obscure books, I really don't understand whoever reads the majority of them, the art section is practically non existent.
And they can't order books from other libraries? Just asking, I don't know where you live but in here, if one library under the same jurisdiction has a book, for a fee they can send it to other libraries for you to pick up. Might be worth asking at least.
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Originally Posted by FizzlingPhantoms
I'm currently studying animation at university in the UK,
but the university nor the teachers have any art history books? Or any actual art teachers that you could ask this from?
The library doesn't have many connections when ordering books, as it is only libraries in the area which they are all small, and it consists of mainly children's books. I have ordered books in the past but again even so it's a small selection they can get a hold of.
and yes the library at uni is quite impressive, but I live away from uni and now the term is over I'm back at home and don't have access to them as easily as I did When I return to uni I will definitely have a look
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aw guys, don't be harsh...maybe she just need some names to start with.
my personal favourites are Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Herbert Draper, Rudolph Ernst, Ludwig Deutsch, Frederic Soulacroix..
they all have this...similar style and theme going on, but hey that's what I like.
Thank you This is what I was hoping for ^^ I feel like I have asked the wrong question @___@ I know about google... but as this is a site of professionals I just wanted to be directed towards useful sites and specific artists that inspire people. Google is great but if you don't know what your looking for specifically it isn't much help ^^ So thank you kayness
Google is great but if you don't know what your looking for specifically it isn't much help
The problem is that "masters" covers so many conceivable ideas that it hurts my head. If each of us put a few up we would not make a dent. I might start with a used version of an art history text like Gardner's Art Through the Ages or something similar.
Maybe if you google art time periods or isms like Northern Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, Realism, Neo-Classicism, Impressionism, etc.