What Great Paintings Say: 100 Masterpieces in Detail

What Great Paintings Say: 100 Masterpieces in Detail


Take a closer look at some of the most important masterpieces in art history with this illuminating book. What Great Paintings Say examines the smallest details of each painting and explores their significance to past eras and cultures.

From Ancient Egypt to the Renaissance and the Roaring Twenties, Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen delve into elements such as the subjects, fashion choices and greater world politics represented in the subtleties of each brushstroke.

Each of the 100 paintings in this insightful volume are picked apart and put back together again with a view to understand fragments of history, and the relationships and lifestyles of those immortalised on canvas.

Product Code 1050206
Author Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen
Pages 762
Publisher Taschen
Published April 2020
Dimensions 25.9 cm x 34.8 cm x 5.6 cm
ISBN 9783836577496
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