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Title Understanding painting : from Giotto to Warhol / Patrick de Rynck & Jon Thompson ; translations from the Dutch, Ted Alkins with Elise Reynolds.
Author Rynck, Patrick de, 1963- author.
Publication [Belgium??] : Ludion, [2018]
Distribution New York, NY : Distributed by Abrams
Description 399 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Call # 750.1 R
Summary "This is the guide to Western art that every art lover has always wanted. Great paintings, filled with complex themes and symbols, can be intimidating. Here, Patrick De Rynck and Jon Thompson explore more than 300 famous works spanning the Middle Ages to the late 20th century, unlocking each work's meaning. Today's art lovers lack the intimate knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology, folklore, and Christian theology that was so well-known to medieval and Renaissance artists and their public. Likewise, modern and contemporary art can baffle even sophisticated viewers. With brief yet illuminating explanations and more than 1,000 color reproductions--including many close-up details--of works by artists from Giotto, Botticelli, El Greco, Rubens, and Vermeer to Bonnard, Degas, Whistler, Van Gogh, Picasso, Hopper, Warhol, and Basquiat, this book provides the means to interpret and better enjoy these and many other works of art"--Amazon.com.
Contents Old masters -- modern masters.
Subject Painters -- History and criticism.
Painting -- History and criticism.
Painting -- Appreciation.
Addl. Author Thompson, Jon, 1936- author.
Alkins, Ted, translator.
Reynolds, Elise, 1969- translator.
ISBN 1419730886 (hardcover) :
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