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How to Read a Painting : Lessons from the Old Masters. Patrick de Rynck

How to Read a Painting : Lessons from the Old Masters
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Author: Patrick de Rynck
Number of Pages: 384 pages
Published Date: 07 Dec 2004
Publisher: Abrams
Publication Country: New York, NY, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780810955769
File Name: How.to.Read.a.Painting.Lessons.from.the.Old.Masters.pdf
Download Link: How to Read a Painting Lessons from the Old Masters
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Clues to the meaning of many of the masterpieces of art history lie in a rich system of symbols, themes, and motifs that often eludes modern museum-goers. The intimate knowledge of Christian theology, Greek and Roman mythology, and folklore that was so vivid in the minds of viewers during the Renaissance is rarely part of the preparation the contemporary viewer brings to a painting. This insightful, anecdotal, portable book, with 1,000 gorgeous color illustrations, helps to fill in those gaps by decoding th imagery of more than 150 of the most influential and admired artworks of all time. Covering the works of the Italian, Netherlandish, German, and Spanish Old Masters, from 1450 to 1750, paintings by artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, El Greco, Bruegel, Holbein, Rubens, and Vermeer, all held in public collections, `How to Read a Painting not only helps the viewer to understand the significant details of a picture but also explains the relationship with similar imagery in other works. The guide to Old Master paintings that every art lover has always wanted, this indispensable museum companion will open the reader to a whole new experience of Western art's most praised and visited paintings.

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