1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

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Stephen Farthing
Universe, 2007 - Art - 960 pages
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From Ancient Egyptian frescoes to the Renaissance masters, from French Impressionists to American Abstract Expressionists, this highly browsable guide embraces all cultures and every style of painting from 4,000 BC to the present. A visually arresting reference for art lovers and students, it provides a truly comprehensive worldwide gazeteer of paintings organized chronologically by date of completion. Each entry includes the history of the painting, information about the artist or artistic movement, the current location of the painting (all are on view to the public), as well as other details. The works are also indexed by artist and by title, making for easy cross-referencing. Included are popular paintings, key works that are the most breathtaking for their extraordinary power and beauty, paintings that were turning points in the history of art, and rediscovered masterpieces, making 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die an art museum in its own right.

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Review: 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die (1001 Before You Die)

User Review  - Mallory - Goodreads

I bought this book on a whim- I have a thing for these "1001"/"501"-type books - and I am very happy to say that I have seen 139 of these paintings! For the list-obsessed persons, this book is a must-have! Read full review

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User Review  - Tanya - Goodreads

Received this as a gift from school as a prize for 'Sixth Form Leadership'. Great book, also has a nice variety of different genres of painting. Read full review


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Stephen Farthing is a graduate of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford and a professional fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1998 and executive director of the New York Academy of Art in 2000. He has been teaching fine art since 1977, and he is a painter.

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