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Great Paintings

Biography / Autobiography   History   

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Takes you on your own personal gallery tour of over 60 of the world's best-loved paintings. From works by Botticelli and Raphael to Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, this book explores and explains the masterpieces that have shaken the art world across centuries and across continents.

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The story of 60 paintings is told, unlocking hidden meanings and symbols and over 700 photographs bring the pictures to life helping you understand the key features, composition and techniques that have made these paintings stand out. Plus, biographies of the artists provide the background to each art work helping you paint your own picture of the historical and social context behind each masterpiece. Great Paintings is a beautiful guide to the paintings that have changed the world, both familiar and new. It really is like having a gallery of all the great paintings at your fingertips.

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It makes a lively, illuminating art history course for anyone who wants to know why certain paintings have become so crucial in our appreciation of art -- Judy Diamond * Homes & Interiors Scotland *


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Publication date

1st October 2011

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Publisher

DK an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Format

Hardback
256 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History

History of art / art & design styles
Painting & paintings

ISBN

9781405363303

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