10 Art Books Perfect for Aesthetes

Art, when put in a book, is an explosion of awe-inspiring colours and shapes that will devour your eyes in the most wonderful way. On that note, discover 10 art books that will surely awaken and enchant your inner artist.

Beautiful Oops!

Appreciating the beauty of oops!

Beautiful Oops!

Oops! That is a word most people hate hearing. But when it comes to art, “Oops” is something worth celebrating. Most of the time, mistakes lead you to create the most colourful and engaging artworks that help you become more creative and daring. Barney Saltzberg created a very unique platform in attracting people to learn from every mistake, and turn it into an unexpected masterpiece. Revel in the spills, crumples, splats or folds and embrace the fun of reinvention and discovery. Designed to inspire every artist, young or old, “Beautiful Oops!” shows the beauty in wreck and errors— a must-have book you should grab at first glance. “When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful!”

Art & Max

An extremely imaginative and entertaining book, “Art & Max” conveys the story of two lizards on a desert who are both interested in painting. Arthur, otherwise known as Art, is an established painter while Max is still a beginner, who is enthusiastically willing to learn how to paint. Bursting in incredible illustrations and comical, amusing plot, this book stands out among the rest. David Wiesner excels in portraying a story through a dynamically artistic format of pictures that engrosses readers to dive more about arts, as well as offers a gateway of learning about its elements and techniques, while getting awed by the book’s virtuosity and humour.

Art & Max

Artistic lizards ready to paint

Art and Fear

What matters in art

Art and Fear

“Artists don’t get down to work until the pain of working is exceeded by the pain of not working.” It is art that keeps the fire inside every artist burning. Impossibly enough, there isn’t any single person who has walked a straight and smooth, windy path of art making. All artists have gone through doubts and pitfalls in the pursuit of art. Along the process of creating art, you may be visited by fear, frustration and several other internal and external factors that tend to paralyze you from continuing your craft. What hinders you from doing it so? Why are perils necessary for your growth as an artist? How does fear impact and why ceaselessly create art?— David Bayles and Ted Orland have got all these substantial questions covered for you in this outstanding book created for all artists. ould grab at first glance. “When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful!”

Seen Art?

Appreciating art encompasses all ages, but what is it like to see art through the eyes of a child? Is it as vivid, colourful, intriguing, and lasting? “Seen Art?” tells the story of a boy in his quest to find a friend of his, named Art. In his search for his friend, he ends up inside the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where he is introduced to the world’s greatest art pieces. “The Red Studio” by Henri Matisse and “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh are just some of the abundant collections that he discovered and left him in awe while taking the exciting trip inside the enchanted museum. Wonderfully illustrated and written, this book is a fun and unique doorway towards appreciating modern art.

Seen Art?

The search for Art

Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists

Painting like the legends

Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists

Salvador Dali, Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, Jasper John, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol— these are few names that moved the world by their unforgettably stunning masterpieces. Whether you are an artist or not, reading this book is a great way to explore and study the world of art— it’s an avenue to discover the realms of timeless and remarkable artists. “Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists” offers a broad door about every artist’s techniques, art works and life background, while encouraging the artist in you to try and set your own work-of-art. So whether you’re in the mood for a surrealistic artwork like Dali’s or a colourful, non-objective painting like Miro’s, this is the perfect book to land down on your hands. “Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you.”— As Salvador Dali once said.

The Story of Art

If you’re artistically-inclined but you still have little knowledge about Art, E.H. Gombrich is a virtuous storyteller that will introduce you to the world of art, from your first flip to the last page. Covering from the most ancient times to the modern period of art, “The Story of Art” will enlighten you with text and pictures about art’s history. As one excerpt from the book goes, “One never finishes learning about art. There are always new things to discover. Great works of art seem to look different every time one stands before them. They seem to be as inexhaustible and unpredictable as real human beings. It is an exciting world of its own and with its own strange laws and its own adventures. Nobody should think he knows all about it, for nobody does.”— well, enough said. When you think you know enough about art, this book might make you think twice.

The Story of Art

What you need to know about art

A Day With No Crayons

No crayons? No problem!

A Day With No Crayons

Childhood is incomplete without the pleasure of crayons. But what if at the blink of an eye, you realize all your crayons are nowhere to be found. Does life stop once you lose your crayons? Definitely not for Liza, the artistically curious kid whose explorations and passion in art will form a smile on your heart. After her mom took her crayons away from her possession, Liza used her playful imagination by collecting objects she found in nature and using it as her alternative for crayons. Realizing that the world is full of colours, Liza can express her artistic soul more enthusiastic and curious than ever. Delightful illustrations and simple, entertaining delivery, “Drawing with Crayons” is a stimulating book of boundless imagination and creativity.

The Story of Art

If you’re artistically-inclined but you still have little knowledge about Art, E.H. Gombrich is a virtuous storyteller that will introduce you to the world of art, from your first flip to the last page. Covering from the most ancient times to the modern period of art, “The Story of Art” will enlighten you with text and pictures about art’s history. As one excerpt from the book goes, “One never finishes learning about art. There are always new things to discover. Great works of art seem to look different every time one stands before them. They seem to be as inexhaustible and unpredictable as real human beings. It is an exciting world of its own and with its own strange laws and its own adventures. Nobody should think he knows all about it, for nobody does.”— well, enough said. When you think you know enough about art, this book might make you think twice.

The Story of Art

What you need to know about art

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