Masterpieces of Art

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Masterpieces of Art takes you on an intriguing journey from the High Renaissance in Italy to the work of today’s outstanding artists. Set within a clear historical framework, this is a beautifully illustrated summary of the major movements in western painting along with the lives and times of many of the most influential painters.

Great artists change the way we look at the world and this book is designed to help you see the connections between the paintings of, say, Manet and ...

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Overview

Masterpieces of Art takes you on an intriguing journey from the High Renaissance in Italy to the work of today’s outstanding artists. Set within a clear historical framework, this is a beautifully illustrated summary of the major movements in western painting along with the lives and times of many of the most influential painters.

Great artists change the way we look at the world and this book is designed to help you see the connections between the paintings of, say, Manet and Goya, or the emotional equivalence between a Rothko and a Caravaggio. It is an ideal introduction to the history of painting.

  • Suitable for everybody, from the casual reader to students of the history of art
  • A clear chronological structure allows the reader to see each movement in its historical context and to appreciate the patterns that emerge
  • Comprehensive and cogent overview of painting, from the sacred beauty of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus to Gerhard Richter and Luc Tuymans
  • Includes an essay on the development of painting techniques throughout the ages
  • Features more than 150 beautiful reproductions
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  • ISBN-13: 9781435104112
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

A. N. Hodge trained as an artist in London and, over the past 10 years, has exhibited both in the UK and abroad. She works as a curator and writer and has contributed to a number of publications about contemporary art. She has also taught both theory and practice to students on various fine-art degree courses.

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