Great Paintings : The World’s Masterpieces Explored and Explained
From works by Botticelli and Raphael to Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, discover the paintings that have shaken the art world through the centuries and across continents.
Great Paintings takes you on your own personal gallery tour of over 60 of the world’s best-loved paintings. Unlock the hidden meanings and symbols behind each painting, with over 700 photographs to bring the pictures to life and help 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, inspiring you to paint your own picture of the historical and social context behind each masterpiece.
Updated for 2018, Great Paintings is a beautiful guide to the paintings, both familiar and new, that have changed the world- it really is like having a gallery of all the great paintings at your fingertips.