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


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

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About the author (2003)

Rose-Marie Hagen was born in Switzerland and studied history, Romance languages and literature in Lausanne. After further studies in Paris and Florence, she lectured at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Rainer Hagen was born in Hamburg and graduated in literature and theatre studies in Munich. He later worked for radio and TV, most recently as chief editor of a German public broadcasting service. Together they have collaborated on several TASCHEN titles, including Masterpieces in Detail, Pieter Bruegel and Francisco de Goya.

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