Paintings that Changed the World: From Lascoux to Picasso

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Looking at 90 of history's greatest masterpieces to explain just what makes them great, this work contains brief, informative essays that examine each work from historic and cultural perspectives and offers intriguing observations and interesting anecdotes about the artists and their eras. Full-page, colour representations accompany each essay and additional illustrations shed light on how - and why - the paintings remain influential.
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Looking at 90 of history's greatest masterpieces to explain just what makes them great, this work contains brief, informative essays that examine each work from historic and cultural perspectives and offers intriguing observations and interesting anecdotes about the artists and their eras. Full-page, colour representations accompany each essay and additional illustrations shed light on how - and why - the paintings remain influential.
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Art can be engaging, entertaining, and even escapist, but according to authors Klaus Reichold and Bernhard Graf, it can also enlighten, inspire, enrage, and incite. In Paintings That Changed the World, the authors examine dozens of works spanning the history of art, from the Lascaux cave paintings to the Pop Art of Andy Warhol, placing each in the context of the era in which it was created and exploring the changes each helped to bring about, within the world of art and without. It's an instructive, thought-provoking, but very reader-friendly volume that may leave the reader looking at some very familiar images in a whole new light.
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Every bit as beautiful as it is ambitious.
The Austin American-Statesman
A beautiful source of entertainment and information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783791329864
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/25/2003
  • Edition description: Flexi-cover
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 3.20 (d)

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