Book Reviews: The Story of Art by E.M.Gombrich




I read this seminal text on the art world, it’s a classic in it’s genre. People who have gone on to become art gallery directors have been inspired by it’s depth of insight, breadth of knowledge, flair and everything else contained within it’s pages. Paintings are a great thing, there are art collectors around the world, antiques dealers, as there are galleries. In the world of paintings there are often masterpieces, there is often poetry in their paintings, which I have written about, rich in psychological insight into man’s nature, a sense of beauty, and much to show us modern folks. It’s partly why, given the quality, richness of meaning of the paintings and their celebrations – that they cost a royal fortune!

We all wander in galleries, the marble and stone of the statues to calm us into a deeper state of awareness, as we reflect on…

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