Looking at Art
About the Book
This guide contains a new approach to looking at and appreciating art. One not found elsewhere. It makes you aware of abilities you already have to see things in various ways. The key to these abilities is what I call the visual ego, the place between your eyes from which you see the world. The guide then describes a series of particular ways of seeing and making works of art. Finally, it applies these ways, which I call perspectives to works of art, painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts covering a period of some seventy thousand years. The results I find to be amazing, including new understandings and appreciation of many works of art and artists and their place in the history of art.
About the Author
Peter Moak received a PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania and taught art history at the University of New Hampshire. This guide is the product fifty years of trying to better understand looking at art. This effort began with the work of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso and lead in time to the importance visual ego for seeing and making art and to numerous discoveries about the history of art and the way see art.