Historia del arte: El lenguaje secreto de los simbolos y las figuras de la pintura universal

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Decoding more than 500 key figures, themes, events, and symbols found in the most influential Western paintings, this ideal companion for art lovers, gallery goers, and students shows how to deduce the messages that famous painters wanted to share through their work. Beautifully illustrated with 75 masterpieces, this informative and well-researched reference covers five main topics—Classical Myth and Legend; the Bible and the Life of Christ; Saints and Their Miracles; History, Literature, and the Arts; and ...

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Overview

Decoding more than 500 key figures, themes, events, and symbols found in the most influential Western paintings, this ideal companion for art lovers, gallery goers, and students shows how to deduce the messages that famous painters wanted to share through their work. Beautifully illustrated with 75 masterpieces, this informative and well-researched reference covers five main topics—Classical Myth and Legend; the Bible and the Life of Christ; Saints and Their Miracles; History, Literature, and the Arts; and Symbols and Allegories—and analyzes works from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Each chapter includes a portfolio of images and a thorough commentary on the most representative figures and symbols. Some of the works analyzed are Botticelli’s Venus and Mars; Caravaggio’s The Young Bacchus; Bruegel’s The Fall of the Rebel Angels; da Vinci’s Virgin and Child with Saint Anne; Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Tulp; and Picasso’s seminal antiwar work, Guernica. A thematic directory of figures and symbols and a reference list for further investigation are also included.

 

Descodificando más de 500 figuras, temas, acontecimientos y símbolos claves encontrados en las pinturas más influyentes del mundo occidental, esta guía ideal para los amantes del arte, asiduos de pinacotecas y estudiantes muestra cómo deducir los mensajes que los pintores famosos querían compartir a través de sus obras. Bellamente ilustrada con 75 obras maestras, esta referencia informativa y bien investigada discute cinco temas principales—El mito y la leyenda clásica; la Biblia y la vida de Jesucristo; Los santos y sus milagros; La historia, la literatura y las artes; y Los símbolos y las alegorías—y analiza obras desde la Edad Media hasta el siglo XX. Cada capítulo incluye una cartera de imágenes y un comentario profundo de las figuras y los símbolos más representativos. Algunas de las obras analizadas son Venus y Marte de Botticelli; Baco de Caravaggio; La caída de los ángeles rebeldes de Bruegel; La Virgen, el Niño Jesús y Santa Ana de da Vinci; La lección de anatomía de Nicholaes Tulp de Rembrandt; y Guernica, la trascendental obra antiguerra de Picasso. También se incluye un directorio temático de figuras y símbolos y un listado de referencia para investigación adicional.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788480768542
  • Publisher: Editorial Blume, S.A.
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,524,632
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Carr-Gomm is the former head of the art history department at Mander Portman Woodward College in London and the founder of Art History Abroad, a company that organizes educational courses in Europe.

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