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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4 to 5 pages of context for each choosen painting. Well writen, it gives you an idea of the paiting background, the history behind it and, using inserts por specific parts of the painting, calls your ... Read full review

What Great Paintings Say: Masterpieces in Detail (Big)

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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
10
310
21
154
26
An angel in the living room
28
An Italian in Bruges
41
A Small Saint in a Vasty Building
59
A magnificent picture for a dubious money
76
St George and the Dragon 15021507
94
The Blind Leading the Blind 1568
191
The Dying Seneca 16111615
209
328
211
Rembrandt The Night Watch 1642
250
The Breakfast 1739
281
346
310
The Family of Charles IV 1860
323
Lying in the State of the Dead in the March
365

Portrait of the Merchant Georg
148
Icarus 1558
172

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