13 Best Ancient & Classical Art

List Updated September 2022

Bestselling Ancient & Classical Art in 2022


Classical Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics)

Classical Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • Penguin Classics

Classical Art: From Greece to Rome (Oxford History of Art)

Classical Art: From Greece to Rome (Oxford History of Art)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Oxford University Press USA

The Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece: An illustrated account of classical Greek buildings, sculptures and paintings, shown in 200 glorious photographs and drawings

The Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece: An illustrated account of classical Greek buildings, sculptures and paintings, shown in 200 glorious photographs and drawings
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Southwater Publishing

Archaic and Classical Greek Art (Oxford History of Art)

Archaic and Classical Greek Art (Oxford History of Art)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Oxford University Press USA

Pride & Prejudice: An Adult Coloring Book with Romantic Country Scenes, Historical Women's Fashion, and Beautiful Floral Dresses for Jane Austen Fans

Pride & Prejudice: An Adult Coloring Book with Romantic Country Scenes, Historical Women's Fashion, and Beautiful Floral Dresses for Jane Austen Fans
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022

Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Paperback, small, easy to store

Ancient Art

Ancient Art
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Art & Experience Classical Greece

Art & Experience Classical Greece
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022

Art History Portable Book 1: Ancient Art (4th Edition) (Art History Portable Edition)

Art History Portable Book 1: Ancient Art (4th Edition) (Art History Portable Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2022
  • Portfolio

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2022

The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present

The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2022
  • Anchor Books

Discovering Western Art at the National Western Stock Show

The power of Western Art is unique, yet takes its place in the spectrum of world art as artist portray the people and beauty of the American West. Top artists' works are shown at the National Western Stock Show.

The Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale, a collection of more than 200 works of art by top artists, is said to be "one of the best western art exhibits in the nation," according to National Western. A Colorado native, volunteering at the exhibit, spoke of the pride that Coloradans feel as they tour the exhibit. The land is unique, with colors that change throughout the day and rugged land with inspiring beauty.

The people work hard, and the energy in their activities is clearly portrayed in the art. Quiet moments on the ranch, celebrations and family suppers merge history into modern generations. Some art is of modern scenes, while others come from elders' recollections and imagery. All of it provides a unique western energy very different from other types of art.

Many people have little idea what Western Art really is. Perhaps because the American West seemed primitive compared to the urban centers of the East, people might think that the art is also primitive in subject and in style. On the other hand, modern Western Art might be seen as extensions of "modern art" to include the colors and patterns of the west in abstract paintings. In fact, is seems that Western Art is sometimes reminiscent of the Dutch Masters and their portraits of common folk, while other Western works had the energy of Van Gogh or the peaceful prairies reminding visitors of Impressionist works from the south of France.

The featured artist this year, according to National Western, is Karmel Timmons, of Elbert, Colorado. One of her pieces will be added to the permanent collection of the Stock Show, and collector's posters of that piece will be for sale. Timmons' talent combined with inspiration of her Colorado surroundings to create her career as a professional artist with many shows and publications. She's been the People's Choice at the National Western Stock Show for three years running.

The Coors Western Art Exhibit, which contains more than 200 works of 52 artists, is in a variety of media, including oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, etching, photography and bronze, in traditional to contemporary styles. Many of the works, portraying diverse views of western life, are for sale, and proceeds benefit the National Western Scholarship Trust, providing scholarships to agribusiness and rural family medicine students in Colorado and Wyoming.

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