Why is Art Full of Naked People? : And other vital questions about art
The author thinks it’s good to ask questions about art. I think stick men and cartoons are art. I think the perfect anatomy statue would be harder to make than the stick figure statue, but the stick figure has more emotion with no face. Mouse on a Table is cute. There are some gruesome statues and paintings in this book. How did Johan Lorbeer levitate like that? Not everything is dotted in Roy Lichtenstein’s art. Pointillism makes a painting look softer. The parts of the Steel Fish sculpture don’t look like fish, but I see them as fish. I’d put my tea in the fur teacup. I’d like to see a cloud in a room. I think The Portuguese is right side up, because…I’m not telling. Read the book to find out.
This book has a good variety of art. It has everything, not just naked people. In fact, most of it isn’t naked people. The cartoon characters who ask the questions are a little too egg-faced. I think the questions make the book interactive with the reader. In the back, there’s a glossary and an index. I learned about new artists and their art. Art lovers who want to learn about new artists and styles should read this book. If you locked a person who knows nothing about art in a room with this book, they would come out as an art master – or an artist themselves. I’ll definitely read it again.
Thames & Hudson