By Elizabeth Prettejohn
What can we suggest after we name a piece of artwork "beautiful"? How have artists answered to altering notions of the gorgeous? which goes of artwork were referred to as attractive, and why? basic and exciting inquiries to artists and artwork fans, yet ones which are all too frequently missed in discussions of artwork today.
Elizabeth Prettejohn argues that we easily can't have the funds for to disregard those questions. Charting over 200 years of western artwork, she illuminates the very important dating among our altering notions of attractiveness and particular artistic endeavors, from the works of Kauffman to Whistler, Ingres to Rosetti, Cezanne to Pollack. fantastically illustrated with a hundred photographs--60 in complete color--Beauty and Art concludes with a tough query for the longer term: Why may still we care approximately attractiveness within the twenty-first century?