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Author Gompertz, Will, 1965- author.

Title See what you're missing : new ways of looking at the world through art / Will Gompertz.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books, Ltd, 2023.


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult New Materials  701.1 GOM    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  701.1 GOMPERTZ    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  709 GOMPERTZ    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  701.1 GOMPERTZ    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description 342 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of 32 plates ; color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents David Hockney: seeing nature -- John Constable: seeing clouds -- Frida Kahlo: seeing through pain -- Wassily Kandinsky: seeing music -- Yayoi Kusama: seeing as therapy -- Jean-Michel Basquiat: seeing for real -- Rembrandt: seeing yourself -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude: seeing spectacularly -- Kara Walker: seeing ambiguity -- Fra Angelico: seeing an alternative reality -- El Anatsui: seeing with your mind -- Edward Hopper: seeing isolation -- Artemisia Gentileschi: seeing dramatically -- Agnes Martin: seeing feelings -- Jennifer Packer: seeing what's not there -- James Turrell: seeing light -- Alice Neel: seeing souls -- Paul Cézanne: seeing with both eyes -- Tracey Emin: seeing intimately -- Cy Twombly: seeing cycles -- Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: seeing strangers -- Isamu Noguchi: seeing space -- Xochipala Sculpture: seeing us -- Paula Rego: seeing fantastically -- Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin: seeing everyday life -- Hilma af Klint: seeing the invisible -- Eva Hesse: seeing absurdity -- Georgia O'Keeffe: seeing shapes -- Guo Xi: seeing harmony -- Peter Paul Rubens: seeing politically -- Jean Dubuffet: seeing beauty in ugliness.
Summary "Artists are expert lookers: they have learned to pay attention. The rest of us spend most of our time on auto-pilot, rushing from place to place, our overfamiliarity blinding us to the marvellous, life-affirming phenomena of our world. But that doesn't have to be the case. In his inimitable engaging style, Will Gompertz takes us into the minds of artists--from contemporary stars to old masters, the well-known to the lesser-so, and from around the world--to show us how to look and experience the world with their heightened awareness. In See What You're Missing we learn, for example, how Guo Xi can help us to see beauty, how David Hockney helps us to see colour, and how Frida Kahlo can help us see pain. In doing so we come to know the exhilarating feeling of being truly alive. See What You're Missing is at once entertaining and enlightening art history while delivering empowering new insights to its reader."-- Amazon.
Note Includes index.
Subject Art -- History.
Art appreciation.
Added Title See what you are missing : new ways of looking at the world through art
ISBN 1639361731 (hardcover)
9781639361731 (hardcover)
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