- Publisher: Prestel Publishing
- Pages: 176
- Illustrations: 200 in full color
- Binding: Flexi-cover
- Dimensions: 9 1/2'' x 7 3/4''
- Format: Paperback
- Authors: Kristina Lowis and Tamsin Pickeral
- ISBN: 9783791341989
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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 Giotto's Arena Chapel frescoes and continuing through Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, as well as works by Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Cassatt, Cezanne, Dali, Kahlo Pollock, Rothko, and O'Keefe, 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.
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