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    Susie Hodge(Author)

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Great paintings cannot be fully understood in a single encounter; there is alwaysmore to be derived from them. Art lovers may revisit and reconsider the masterpiecesthroughout their lives, but a deeper understanding can only be gained by analysingthe painting in detail, be it the placement of the subject, the lighting, the style ofbrushstrokes or the themes.
Art in Detailexamines 100 iconic paintings from the Western canon and spotlightsthe finer points a quick glance will almost certainly fail to reveal. These include subtleinternal details, such as hidden symbols and artistic tricks employed by the painter toachieve particular effects. In addition, Susie Hodge writes intelligently about externalinfluences on the artist – everything from the socioeconomic context in which heor she flourished, to smaller local difficulties, such as the level of air pollution at thetime the painting was created. And she treats each of her subjects not only, to quoteMatthew Arnold, ‘as in itself it really is’, but also as part of a tradition that links theoldest painting to the most recent, as artists pass a metaphorical baton down throughthe ages.

'…this beautiful and very accessible book is invaluable, a joy to dip into…it is superbly produced and the price is a fantastic bargain.' --Mature Times'A potted history of some 800 years in 100 carefully and wisely selected paintings' --Art Book Review

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Book details

  • PDF | 432 pages
  • Susie Hodge(Author)
  • Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (3 Nov. 2016)
  • English
  • 2
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By Aoibhneas on 18 December 2016

    Totally fascinating book.Outstanding insight into art, each piece of work is analysed in detail.

  • By PT on 20 August 2017

    This was a present for someone who is very interested in art and art history. They loved it.

  • By Guest on 9 May 2017

    What a joy to look at pictures of paintings and easy to understand the concepts. Treasured book to keep or give as a special gift.

  • By Wotnot on 21 December 2016

    Beautiful book.

  • By B B Buster K McMap on 5 February 2017

    Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces by Susie Hodge (432 pages hardback first edition) published 3rd November 2016 by Thames and Hudson Ltd . This is an excellent reference-book for both students and art-lovers. Presented in chronological-order and styles. I thoroughly enjoyed this mighty-tome. Award 5 Stars!

  • By stephen allen on 25 November 2016

    THIS BOOK IS FINE WITH ITS DETAILS ON MASTERPIECES OF ART UNTIL 1900- THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE CUT OFF POINT.TRUE MASTERPIECES WERE NOT PRODUCED IN THE 20TH CENTURY OR MORE ACCURATELY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED BY ART HISTORIANS AND CRITICS.SOME OF THE SO CALLED MASTERPIECES ARE VERY POOR INDEED AND ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH IDEAS RATHER THAN EXECUTION.IT IS MISLEADING TO CALL CHAGALL POLLOCK KLEE PICASSO MATISSE KIEFER BACON FREUD AND THE REST MASTERS .TIME WILL JUDGE THEM HARSHLY AS MOST ARE EMPTY OF CONTENT.


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