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Art InSight

By | Copyright Year:2013 | ISBN-13: 9780170216104

Nelson Art InSight is comprehensive, dynamic and relevant to students and teachers in Years 7–10. Past and contemporary Australian and overseas artists and their artworks, are examined in a lively and engaging manner. Many activities are interwoven through the text, generating experimentation, innovation and skills using traditional and mixed media, and digital and installation-based artworks.

This third edition has been significantly updated and refreshed, with new artists and favourites from earlier editions.


Table of Contents

1 Art InSight

What is Art?
The functions of art
The role of art/the artist in society

2 Australia: now

Howard Arkley
P eter Booth
Jill Orr
Gordon Bennett
Shaun Tan
Sally Smart
Julie Dowling
Fiona Hall
P addy Bedford
Bill Henson
Guan Wei
Ricky Swallow
Mikala Dwyer
Tracey Moffatt
Patricia Piccinini
Kate Beynon
Ah Xian
David Rosetzky
Ghostpatrol and Miso

3 Australia: then

Traditional Aboriginal art
Tom Roberts
Jane Sutherland
Margaret Preston
William Dobell
Max Dupain
Sidney Nolan
Joy Hester
John Brack
Fred Williams
Emily Kam Kngwarray
Rosalie Gascoigne
Brett Whiteley
Lin Onus

4 Beyond Australia: now

Louise Bourgeois
Shirin Neshat
Andy Goldsworthy
Yasumasa Morimura
Zhang Xiaogang
Bill Viola
Mona Hatoum
Gillian Wearing

5 Beyond Australia: then

Sandro Botticelli
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Rembrandt van Rijn
Artemisia Gentileschi
Francisco de Goya
Katsushika Hokusai
Claude Monet
Mary Cassatt
Vincent van Gogh
Käthe Kollwitz
Paul Klee
Henri Matisse
Pablo Picasso
Salvador Dalí
Frida Kahlo
Roy Lichtenstein
Andy Warhol
Jean-Michel Basquiat

6 Art in our world

On the wall
Off the wall
In the street
On the screen
Gender issues
Contemporary art and


Lou Chamberlain has been teaching art for many years and has experience in primary, secondary and tertiary education and within the Government, independent and Catholic school systems. She has been an Examination Assessor and Reviewer for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority for more than 10 years and brings to this book an extensive knowledge of curriculum as well as the visual arts. Lou is a Churchill Fellow with a background in puppetry and has an abiding interest in archaeology and visual culture, both of which are searched by her wide-ranging travel.


An extended selection of international and Australian artists and photographers

Flexible structure allows for use in a sequential manner or individual units can be used as independent units of study

Vibrant, challenging approach to developing key skills:- Creating and making in visual arts- Exploring and responding to artworks- Critical thinking, observation and discussion- Cultural, political and historical perspectives.


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