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The Hidden Life of Art: Secrets and Symbols in Great Masterpieces
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The Hidden Life of Art: Secrets and Symbols in Great Masterpieces

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by Clare Gibson
 

This captivating book will open your eyes to the messages that great artists convey through symbols and visual codes. As you linger over its stunning pages, you’ll learn how to decipher all manner of hidden clues to the deeper meanings that lie beneath the sublime artistry of a painting’s dazzling surface—and you’ll discover that, in art as

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This captivating book will open your eyes to the messages that great artists convey through symbols and visual codes. As you linger over its stunning pages, you’ll learn how to decipher all manner of hidden clues to the deeper meanings that lie beneath the sublime artistry of a painting’s dazzling surface—and you’ll discover that, in art as in life itself, things are never quite what they seem. From archaic, esoteric vocabularies to deliberate riddles and puzzles, the key to interpreting the meanings embedded in art from ancient Egypt through the modern age is here for you to discover.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760783016
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/16/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Hidden Life of Art: Secrets and Symbols in Great Masterpieces 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I learned a lot and it was very entertaining. This book has lots of wonderful pictures of art.