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I have been looking for inspiration and one suggestion was looking at the old masters.
Please can you suggest a few of the key figures I should be looking at. I am aware of them unfortunately and I'm quite embarrassed to admit my knowledge on art history is very limited.
Old masters will not teach you anything if you don't ask questions...
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.
Sorry I didn't mean to appear as lazy, I'm a little misguided often going on a wild goose chase of information D=
I will have a look though, I really wish to improve my knowledge of art history ^^;
Also you say
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
Last edited by FizzlingPhantoms; June 10th, 2012 at 03:49 PM.
This should be a good starting point
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
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.
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.Google is great but if you don't know what your looking for specifically it isn't much help
Maybe if you google art time periods or isms like Northern Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, Realism, Neo-Classicism, Impressionism, etc.