Hidden Symbols in Art

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Rizzoli, 2001 - Art - 256 pages
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Hidden Symbols in Art:

-Is an authorative, informative, and easy-to-guide to the mythological, religious, historic, literary, and symbolic traditions which have inspired artists from all ages, and continue to inspire today.

-Provides detailed commentaries on 75 great paintings-as well as illuminating analyses of more than 500 individual figures, symbols, and allegories from 700 years of artistic creation.

-Gives essential information on the characters, both real and imagined, whose lives and stories inspired centuries of artists-from Apollo, Zeus, and their fellow Olympian gods and goddesses to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, the apostles, and the saints.

-Includes fascinating feature panels, illustrated with details from great works of art, explaining how to interpret a wide range of artistic themes, from the nine Muses to the Seven Deadly Sins.

-Concludes with a reference list of specific paintings cited or illustrated in the book, with details of the museum or gallery in which they may be seen. Hidden Symbols in Art:

-Is an authorative, informative, and easy-to-guide to the mythological, religious, historic, literary, and symbolic traditions which have inspired artists from all ages, and continue to inspire today.

-Provides detailed commentaries on 75 great paintings-as well as illuminating analyses of more than 500 individual figures, symbols, and allegories from 700 years of artistic creation.

-Gives essential information on the characters, both real and imagined, whose lives and stories inspired centuries of artists-from Apollo, Zeus, and their fellow Olympian gods and goddesses to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, the apostles, and the saints.

-Includes fascinating feature panels, illustrated with details from great works of art, explaining how to interpret a wide range of artistic themes, from the nine Muses to the Seven Deadly Sins.

-Concludes with a reference list of specific paintings cited or illustrated in the book, with details of the museum or gallery in which they may be seen.

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This rudimentary, nonacademic guide by Carr-Gomm (founder of Art History Abroad, which organizes educational courses in Europe) identifies an amalgamation of symbols and attributes in 75 "key ... Read full review

Review: Hidden Symbols in Art: The Illustrated Decoder of Symbols and Figures in Western Painting

User Review  - Michelle Snyder - Goodreads

Beautiful color reproductions, big pictures, less writing. My kind of symbol book. Good for the seeker who wants to grasp the use of esoteric visual language in the fine arts. Paintings are decoded and the symbols are cross referenced. Read full review

Contents

The Young Bacchus
14
Venus and Mars
21
Detail of the ceiling of the Sala Di Aurora
22
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Carr-Gomm studied History at the University of East Anglia, UK, and took an MA in the Renaissance at Birkbeck College, University of London. She was Head of Art History at Mander Portman Woodward College, one of London's leading tutorial colleges, from 1976 until 1988. In 1983 she founded Art History Abroad, a company which organizes educational courses in Europe.

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