Unit 1 Art 话题导入 ? Fine arts—Western, Chinese and pop arts ? This is a painting by the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, considered to be the greatest western artist of the twentieth century.
Picasso and another painter, George Braque, started cubism (立体派)， one of the most important of all modern art movements. ? ①Cubist artists painted objects and people, with different aspects of the object or person shown at the same time. ? This painting by contemporary American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923—1997) is a world-example of pop art. Pop art (from the word“popular” was an important modern art movement that aimed to show ordinary twentieth-century city life. For example, it shows things such as soup cans and advertisements. ? Qi Baishi (1863—1957), one of China's greatest painters, followed the traditional Chinese style of painting. ②Chinese painting is known for its brush drawing in black inks and natural colours.Qi Baishi observed the world of nature very carefully, and his paintings are special because of this. ? Xu Beihong (1895—1953) was one of China's best-known twentieth-century artists. Like Qi Baishi, Xu painted in the traditional Chinese style. Both painters have a beautiful brush line. Xu Beihong believed that artists should show reality, but not just imitate it. Instead, a picture should try to show the “life” of its subject. He is most famous for his lively paintings of horses. ? Ⅰ.阅读短文，判断正(T)误(F) ? 1．The cubist art movement showed different sides of an obje