What Makes a Masterpiece?: Encounters with Great Works of Art

Christopher Dell

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In this exploration of the idea of the masterpiece, over fifty world masterpieces, from cave paintings to Cézanne, are brought to life by internationally acclaimed writers, scholars and artists.Many of the contributors are celebrated artists in their own right (Antony Gormley, Quentin Blake and Tom Phillips); others are popular writers (Philip Pullman, Germaine Greer); and many hold positions at well-known institutions, including the Prado, the Van Gogh Museum, the Louvre, the National Gallery and the Sapienza University. Each masterwork is illustrated in full, and key details are selected and separately illustrated, alongside illuminating comparatives.

Publisher
Thames and Hudson Ltd
ISBN
9780500238790
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
304
Weight (kg)
1.56
Height (in)
10.24
Width (in)
7.87
Subject
Art , Art Reference, History & Theory
Published Date
04 / 10 / 2010

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