Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists by Susie Hodge

By Susie Hodge

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

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

Succinct and insightful artist profiles are followed via fine quality reproductions of the individual’s most important artworks. together with a thesaurus of keyword phrases and a finished checklist of crucial paintings associations from around the globe, this concise and readable consultant is a pleasure for college students of paintings or a person eager to understand extra approximately nice artistic endeavors.

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