50 Paintings You Should Know

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50 Paintings You Should Know

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Author: Kristina Lowis

Type: PAPERBACK

ISBN: 9783791381701

Date: 15th March, 2016

Publisher: PRESTEL

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  2. General Issues
  3. History of Art
  4. European

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Now available in an updated edition, this generously illustrated book is a tour of the most important Western paintings since the Renaissance. Spanning seven centuries, this selection of 50 iconic paintings offers readers a crash course in art history while presenting gorgeous color reproductions that are a pleasure to contemplate. Starting with Giotto's Arena Chapel frescoes and continuing through Botticelli's The Birth of Venus , da Vinci's Mona Lisa , Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring as well as works by Monet, van Gogh, Cassatt, Cézanne, Dalì, Kahlo, Hopper, Pollock, Rothko, and O'Keeffe, nearly every important painter is represented in this book.

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