What Great Paintings Say, Volume 2

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Taschen, 2003 - Art - 432 pages
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Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen provide answers to these and other questions about world-famous works of art. Guiding our eye to revealing details, they also shed fascinating light on fishions and lifestyles, loves and intrigues, politics and people, and transform our encounter with art into an exciting adventure. Book jacket.
  

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This book presents a selection of articles originally published in the German magazine art by the Hagens, who also produced a TV series, History in Paintings, as part of their mission to make art more ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword 82 Jason sails for unknown shores
9
The Empress Theodora with her Retinue
17
An angel in the living room 106 The man the naked woman and the bolt
28
Jerusalem on the horizon
35
The Arnolfini Marriage i434 c i508
41
St Jerome i460i475
59
Looking back to the Middle Ages
65
A grim male ballet
71
A magnificent picture for a dubious money celebrate
143
The jewel in Saxonys crown 382 Royalty under the lime trees
310
A sombre ceremony 400 Under the umbrella loneliness
328
Japanese on their travels 424 Appendix
352
After the Uprising
365
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