Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces
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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The Life of Archibald Hamilton Charteris D.D., LL. D: Professor of Biblical Criticism and Biblical Antiquities in the University of Edinburgh; ... One of the Deans of the Chapel Royal of Sco