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Art: explained : 100 masterpieces and what they mean  Cover Image Book Book

Art: explained : 100 masterpieces and what they mean / Susie Hodge.

Hodge, Susie, 1960- (author.).


Why did Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, or Rembrandt obsess over painting his own image? What's the secret behind the Terracotta Army, or Andy Warhol's soup cans? Art: Explained offers straightforward and satisfying answers to 100 of these fascinating questions. If you've ever looked at an art masterpiece in awe, but wondered just what it means, here is your guide.--

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  • ISBN: 9780857828972
  • ISBN: 0857828975
  • Physical Description: 216 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2022.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Venus of Willendorf (artists unknown) -- Halls of the bulls (artists unknown) -- Nebamun hunting in the marshes (artists unknown) -- Terracotta army of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi (artists unknown) -- Ellora Caves (artists unknown) -- The Aldobrandini wedding (artists unknown) -- Trajan's column (Apollodpris pf Damascus) -- Deesis (artists unknown) -- Wang Xizhi watching geese (Qian Xuan) -- The legend of St. Francis (Giotto di Bondone) -- The Wilton diptych (artists unknown) -- Les tres riches Heures (Limbourg Brothers) -- The holy trinity with the virgin (Masaccio) -- The Arnolfini portrait (Jan van Euck) -- The descent from the cross (Rogier van der Weyden) -- Penitent Magdalene (Donatello) -- Madonna and child (Filippo Lippi) -- La primavera (Sandro Botticelli) -- The garden of earthly delights (Hieronymus Bosch) -- The great piece of turf (Albrecht Durer) -- The virgin and child with St. Anne (Leonardo da Vinci) -- The creation of Adam (Michelangelo) -- The school of Athens (Raphael) -- Deposition from the cross (Jacopo de POntormo) -- Madonna of St. Jerone (Dorreggio) -- THe Emperor Guangwu fording a river (Qiu Ying) -- The abassadors (Hans Holbein the Younger) -- Pope Paul III and his grandsons (Titian) -- Children's games (Pieter Bruegel the elder) -- Arrival of the Portuguese (Kano Naizen) -- View of Toledo (El Greco) -- Supper at Emmaus (Caravaggio) -- Samson and Delilah (Peter Paul Rubens) -- Judith slaying holofernes (Artemisia Gentileschi) -- Cheat with the ace of clubs (Georges de La Tour) -- The proposition (Judith Leyster) -- Equestrian portrait of Thomas of Svoy (Anthony van Dyck) -- Protrait of Innocent X (Diego Velazquez) -- Courtyard of a house in Delft (Pieter de Hooch) -- Self-portrait with Beret (Rembrandt van Rijn) -- Girl with a pearl earring (Johannes Vermeer) -- Piazza San Marco (Canaletto) -- Mr and Mrs Andrews (Thomas Gainsborough) -- Whistlejacket (George Stubbs) -- The swing (Jean-Honore Fragonard) -- Self-protrait in a straw hat (Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun) -- The oath of the Horatii (Jacques-Louis David) -- Self-portrait Hesitating (Angelica Kauffman) -- The naked/the clothed Maja (Francisco de Goya) -- La grands odalisque (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres) -- Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (Caspar David Friedrich) -- The raft of the Medusa (Theodore Gericault) -- Totem pole (artists unknown) -- The great wave of Kanagawa (Katsushika Hokusai) -- Rain, steam and speed (Joseph Mallord William Turner) -- Washington crossing the Delaware (Emanuel Leutze) -- The gleaners (Jean-Francois Millet) -- Le dejeuner sur l'Herbe (Edouard Manet) -- The sleepers (Gustave Courbet) -- La Grenouillere (Claude Monet) -- Still life with jar, cup and apples (Paul Cezanne) -- Chair with pop (Vincent van Gogh) -- The scream (Edvard Munch) -- Where do we come from? (Paul Gaughuin) -- The birthday (Marc Chagall) -- Fountain (Marcel Duchamp) -- Untitled (Claude Cahun) --Urban debauchery (Otto Dix) -- American gothic (Grant Wood) -- The persistence of memory (Salvador Dali) -- A universe (Alexander Calder) -- Guernica (Pablo Picasso) -- The two Fridas (Frida Kahlo) -- Nighthawks (Edward Hopper) -- Christina's world (Andrew Wyeth) -- MOuntains and sea (Helen Frankenthaler) -- Two figures (Francis Bacon) -- Flag (Jasper Johns) -- Cool white (Lee Krasner) -- Spatial concept 'Waiting" (Lucio Fontana) -- Four Campbell's soup cans (Andy Warhol) -- Rhythm O (Marina Abramovic) -- My parents (David Hockney) -- Untitled film still #13 (Cindy Sherman) -- Self-portrait (Chuck Close) -- Concert for anarchy (Rebecca Horn) --  Light sentence (Mona Hatoum) -- Prop (Jenny Saville) -- House (Rachel Whiteread) -- East west circle (Richard Long) -- Heavenly Jerusalem (Anselm Kiefer) -- Fireflies on the water (Yayoi Kusama) -- The weather project (Olafur Eliasson) -- Cloud gate (Anish Kapoor) -- Fingal (Gillian Ayres) -- Blow up O3 (Ori Gersht) -- Chenrezig sand mandala (Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Monks) -- A subtlety (Kara Walker) -- I want my time with you (Tracey Emin).
Subject: Art > History.
Masterpiece, Artistic.

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