This guide is your starting point for research in Art, Architecture & Design. Renaissance art had a greatly increased emphasis on the realistic depiction of the material world, and the place of humans in it, reflected in the corporeality of the human body, and development of a systematic method of graphical perspective to depict recession in a three-dimensional picture space.
The age-old debate about the definition of art has been revived in an unlikely forum, Los Angeles City Hall, with the bureaucrat who heads the city’s arts programs reaching the following conclusions: A banner depicting a dog being roasted on a spit is not art.
Following Michael Gove’s comments that he wants 11-year-olds to read the equivalent of a book a week, we asked three leading authors (Phillip Pullman, Michael Morpurgo and Michael Rosen) and two of The Independent’s in-house book buffs (John Walsh and Katy Guest) to each compile a list of ten books suitable for Year 7 students to read.
Art history’s role in enabling us to engage imaginatively with the past remains an important one, and its scholarly investigation and celebration of the visual materials that societies use and value has perhaps, as we come to terms with globalisation, never been more vital.
Without having to spend time hearing each person’s story of anxiety and blame, the art product can be created simultaneously by everyone drawing at the same time, which increases the amount of material that can be addressed and reduces the number of unprofitable conversations.