The History of Western Art Study Brief offers a handy quick reference guide to art history concepts, including an overview of different art forms and the concepts and methodologies used in properly evaluating and critiquing artworks. A concise summary of the western art periods and movements is provided. Each period’s representative characteristics as well as major artists and their significant works are included with many enlightening visuals. Inside you will have right at your fingertips definitions of key terms and clear explanations of major artistic styles and trends. This is the perfect study companion for students taking a history of western art class. It makes an interesting and informative short read for anyone interested in an introduction to art history and/or art appreciation. This Study Brief aims to emphasize the basics, clarifying what every art history scholar needs to know to view and react to western artworks from different periods, including Early and High Renaissance, Venetian and Northern Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Suprematism, Constructivism, De Stijl, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Post-Modernism and Deconstructivism. Selected descriptions of some of the greatest artworks of western civilization and short profiles of some of the most important western artists and their art are included. Study Briefs are concise and visual academic outlines that help students and professionals master key concepts quickly and accurately. Don’t spend your valuable time researching on multiple websites, paging through books or investigating reference sources. Our experts have done the research for you! Compiled in one convenient guide, you will find up-to-date and reliable sources presented in a visual and easy to follow format for everyday use. Choose from our ever-growing library of need-to-know topics in the following subject categories: Business, Math, Reference, Science, Language, History and Technology!