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50 Paintings You Should Know

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By Kristina Lowis and Tamsin Pickeral

The latest volume in the series offers a tour of the most important Western paintings since the Renaissance. Spanning seven centuries, this selection fifty iconic paintings offers readers a crash course in art history while presenting gorgeous color reproductions to reflect upon. Starting with Giottos Arena Chapel frescoes and continuing through Botticellis The Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa, Johannes Vermeers Girl with a Pearl Earring, as well as works by Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Cassatt, Cezanne, Dali, Kahlo Pollock, Rothko, and OKeefe, nearly every important painter is represented in this book. It features works that may be familiar to the eye, but whose histories are even more fascinating. Readers will learn about the painters who created them, the reasons for their importance and the places the paintings can be found. As entertaining as it is informative, this beautiful book is the perfect introduction to great paintings that have stood the test of time.

176 pages, 200 full-color illustrations. 9 1/2'' x 7 3/4''. Flexi-cover.

  • 176 pages
  • 200 full-color illustrations
  • 9 1/2'' x 7 3/4''
  • Paper

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Description

By Kristina Lowis and Tamsin Pickeral

The latest volume in the series offers a tour of the most important Western paintings since the Renaissance. Spanning seven centuries, this selection fifty iconic paintings offers readers a crash course in art history while presenting gorgeous color reproductions to reflect upon. Starting with Giottos Arena Chapel frescoes and continuing through Botticellis The Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa, Johannes Vermeers Girl with a Pearl Earring, as well as works by Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Cassatt, Cezanne, Dali, Kahlo Pollock, Rothko, and OKeefe, nearly every important painter is represented in this book. It features works that may be familiar to the eye, but whose histories are even more fascinating. Readers will learn about the painters who created them, the reasons for their importance and the places the paintings can be found. As entertaining as it is informative, this beautiful book is the perfect introduction to great paintings that have stood the test of time.

176 pages, 200 full-color illustrations. 9 1/2'' x 7 3/4''. Flexi-cover.





  • 176 pages
  • 200 full-color illustrations
  • 9 1/2'' x 7 3/4''
  • Paper


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