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  - Sharon - Goodreads

I've never really read this kind of book before and it was pretty good. A bit didactic for my tastes-- or at least the lessons the author ascribed to the artists, especially near the end. But art is a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tracie Hall - Goodreads

This was a fun way to learn a little about paintings. Every page set depicts and describes a different masterpiece explaining themes and suggesting possible meanings. Read full review

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Preface
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Select Bibliography
364
Acknowledgements for Photographs
383
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