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Artists, their lives and works, foreword by Ross King

Label
Artists, their lives and works, foreword by Ross King
Language
eng
resource.biographical
collective biography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Artists
Oclc number
973806364
Responsibility statement
foreword by Ross King
Sub title
their lives and works
Summary
Presents brief profiles of over eighty major artists throughout history, providing the historical context in which each artist worked, their influences, and legaciesThis art book includes insightful biographies of artists accompanied with remarkable reproductions of their famous artworks. Begin with the early Renaissance and follow art movements through the centuries to some of the most well-known artists alive today. The large format art book is overflowing with information and pictures of your favorite classics. The full-page prints are especially spectacular, allowing you to get the full effect of the work that inspired, defined and encapsulated art movements. Over 500 years of the craft is discussed, with the chapters organized by century starting with "Before 1500" and ending with "1945 - Present." Each chapter features the relevant painters of those years with its own directory. Read about the historical context of art movements in sections which include timelines and fact panels giving incredible insight into the art world, the past lives of artists and their visions and techniques. Discover the unconventional stories of the artists' lives, including their influences, developments, friendships, loves and rivalries. Read about the portraits that Holbein did for Henry VIII to play matchmaker, Caravaggio's astonishing reaction to a badly cooked artichoke and the many romantic affairs of Picasso. Sometimes scandalous and often tumultuous, the lives of artists like Raphael, Hogarth, van Gogh, O'Keeffe, Magritte, Warhol and Kiefer are as interesting and captivating as their work
Table Of Contents
Before 1500 -- 16th century -- 17th century -- 18th century -- 19th century -- Early 20th century -- 1945 to present
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