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from English by Ursula Wulfekamp and Nikolaus G. Schneider
27.9 x 21.6 cm
27,9 x 21,6 cm Pages
ca. 310 ills
Hardcover with jacket

ISBN 978-3-944874-49-4 (German)

/ From cave paintings to Giotto, Van Eyck, Warhol and digital paintings

/ Entertaining, intelligent and surprising

Painting is one of our earliest cultural techniques. From our earliest days, people have tried to comprehend the world through pictures. The oldest known works of art are cave paintings done more than forty thousand years ago. The world-famous artist David Hockney (b. 1937) and the art critic Martin Gayford examine sixteen riveting questions in order to find out what the history of pictures has meant to us throughout those forty millennia. How do we imagine time and space? What makes a drawing on paper interesting? Why are there so few shadows in Asian painting? What changes when cameras are put into use? What distinguishes still images from moving pictures?