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By Susie Hodge

ISBN-10: 1623659973

ISBN-13: 9781623659974

From the influential craftsmen of the excessive renaissance to the Dutch masters, and from the rococo and neoclassical events of the 18th century to romanticism, modernism and modern artwork, the lives of the nice artists are as diversified and multifaceted because the works of artistic genius they produced.

The nice paintings advisor introduces readers to a hundred of the world’s most vital artists, from the thirteenth century to the current. Works via artists comparable to Caravaggio, Vermeer, van Gogh and Warhol are prepared chronologically and set of their old context by way of Susie Hodge’s authoritative narrative.

Succinct and insightful artist profiles are observed by way of fine quality reproductions of the individual’s most important artistic endeavors. together with a word list of keywords and a finished record of an important paintings associations from around the globe, this concise and readable advisor is a pleasure for college kids of paintings or an individual eager to understand extra approximately nice artistic endeavors.

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