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  - Robert - Goodreads

Book too small to see the glorious paintings in detail. Read full review

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

User Review  - Caroline Mathews - Goodreads

A good reference book into the thinking of the times...not much of an art appreciation textbook. In art, as in music and literature, the greatest works are the ones that have pulled the most heartstrings. Read full review

Contents

Preface
5
Select Bibliography
364
Acknowledgements for Photographs
383
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