This dazzling art series reveals a fresh and exciting perspective on how to truly appreciate and better understand the world of painting.
Senior curator and best-selling arts author Justin Paton takes us on a highly visual journey of exploration across the painted world to uncover and examine the marvels and mysteries of painting. He demystifies art by guiding viewers through the historical and contemporary world of painting over 5,000 years, appealing to novice viewers, sceptics and experts alike.
Each episode focuses on a different topic and provides viewers with visual answers to our search for understanding, in a thematic journey through the painted world of both New Zealand and international art and artists. From abstract to religious, contemporary to historical, portrait to landscape and from installations to paintings that seem like nothing at all, this is a journey through the unpredictable and wonderful, ever-changing world of art.
Learn to relax around paintings and know what you like - it’s an art series like never before!
01. How to Look at a Painting… and Discover a New World 02. How to Look at a Painting…of the Body 03. How to Look at a Painting…of a Place 04. How to Look at a Painting…and Connect the Old and New 05. How to Look at a Painting…of a Face 06. How to Look at a Painting…and Take a Leap of Faith 07. How to Look at a Painting…of Nothing 08. How to Look at a Painting…that Wants to Change the World 09. How to Look at a Painting…that Doesn't Look Like a Painting 10. How to Look at a Painting…in a Museum 11. How to Look at a Painting…and Start a Collection 12. How to Look at a Painting…on Your Own
“ Among the many thing Paton does brilliantly is make art accessible to everyone.” Sunday Star Times, New Zealand
“Breaks down the barriers between people and art.” Dominion Post, New Zealand