1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

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9780789315243: 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

From Ancient Egyptian frescoes to the Renaissance masters, from French Impressionists to American Abstract Expressionists, this highly browsable guide embraces all cultures and every style of painting from 4,000 BC to the present. A visually arresting reference for art lovers and students, it provides a truly comprehensive worldwide gazeteer of paintings organized chronologically by date of completion. Each entry includes the history of the painting, information about the artist or artistic movement, the current location of the painting (all are on view to the public), as well as other details. The works are also indexed by artist and by title, making for easy cross-referencing. Included are popular paintings, key works that are the most breathtaking for their extraordinary power and beauty, paintings that were turning points in the history of art, and rediscovered masterpieces, making 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die an art museum in its own right.

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About the Author:

Stephen Farthing is a graduate of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford and a professional fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1998 and executive director of the New York Academy of Art in 2000. He has been teaching fine art since 1977, and he is a painter.

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For insatiable art lovers, this book brings together longstanding calassics and contemporary masterpieces from some of the world's most famous galleries and museums. From Italian frescoes to the Renaissance masters, and French Impressionists to American Abstract Expressionists, 1001 Paintings in public domain.

Organized chronologically and accompanied by beautiful reproductions, 1001 Paintings traverses centuries and genres- Giotto, Jasper Johns, El Greco, da Vinci and Degas- no master is left behind. The artworks featured in the book are the most compelling controversial, important, widely loved and, sometimes, despised paintings that alter the trajectory of painting's evolution as well as make us reconsider its past. Whether for discovery or rediscovery, 1001 Paintings is an accessible and addictive chronicle of the world's most essential painting. -- SFDC News 2007.02 Summer Fall

Sophisticated art lovers will get a kick out of the critics' choices. Amateurs will get savvy guidance in an easy to understand format." -- 04/24 MIAMI HERALD

"A painting or two per page, plus insightful commentary, 1001 Paintings adds up to a rich browsable read or an ambitious vacation guide." -- Jun HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

"comprehensive, yet compact and concise volume" -- May NEW YORK LIVING

"you actually come away from it with an expanded curiosity for that which you don't know"..."a stunning overview" -- 5/21 BLOG ON BOOKS

1001 series review "to-do, until Death" -- Jul NEW YORK POST

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