How to read a painting: lessons from the old masters

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H.N. Abrams, Dec 7, 2004 - Art - 383 pages
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An anecdotal reference to the symbolism and themes of more than 150 key works of art shares background information about the theology, mythology, and folklore of the Renaissance era that shaped the works of such masters as Giotto, Botticelli, and Vermeer. 15,000 first printing.

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Review: How to Read a Painting: Lessons from the Old Masters

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

This book is great for art virgins like me who are quite ignorant of the true beauty and value of art. It introduced me to many famous paintings which I had seen but never really understood. After ... Read full review

Review: How to Read a Painting: Lessons from the Old Masters

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I was a little disappointed with this book. I took an art history class years ago and LOVED it, and was hoping this would be similar. It's so brief, with limited insights and details, and the ... Read full review

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Acknowledgements for Photographs
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