The Secret Language of Art: The Illustrated Decoder of Symbols and Figures in Western Painting

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9781904292715: The Secret Language of Art: The Illustrated Decoder of Symbols and Figures in Western Painting

Understand the language, imagery and symbolism of great Western painters from medieval times to the twentieth century In The Secret Language of Art Sarah Carr-Gomm provides a fascinating guide to the key figures, themes, events and symbols that form the subject matter of Western painting. Strikingly illustrated with 75 great works, this book is the ideal companion for all art lovers, gallery goers and students of art history. This book is divided into five chapters: Classical Myth and Legend; The Bible and the Life of Christ; Saints and their Miracles; History, Literature and the Arts; and Symbols and Allegories. Each chapter includes a portfolio of paintings, followed by a thematic directory of figures and symbols.

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Sarah Carr-Gomm studied History of Art at the University of East Anglia and took an MA in the Renaissance at Birbeck College, University of London. She was head of Art History at Mander Portman Woodward college, one of London's leading tutorial colleges, from 1976-1988 and in 1983 she founded Art History Abroad, a company which organises courses in Europe.

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Editorial: Duncan Baird Publishers (2003)
ISBN 10: 1904292712 ISBN 13: 9781904292715
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