Schule des Sehens

Bilder von Giotto bis Warhol

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Schule des Sehens
Bilder von Giotto bis Warhol

By Patrick de Rynck, Jon Thompson

German

2019. 400 pp., 500 ills.

hardcover

24.00 x 17.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4588-8

Better understanding through observation!

In its complexity, modern art can be intimidating and incomprehensible for some viewers. Without detailed knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology or Christian theology—once so vivid in the minds of both artists and viewers—some of the works of the Old Masters now seem meaningless, for the secret to understanding the masterpieces of art history often lies in a system rife with symbols, themes, and motifs that are frequently opaque to today’s viewers. Patrick de Rynck and Jon Thompson decipher the mysteries, using more than two hundred paintings as examples. Brief, succinct descriptions are accompanied by more than five hundred color pictures that illuminate the images and awaken interest in these and other works of art. An attractive overview of the most beautiful paintings from the Renaissance to the present day!

Patrick de Rynck is a classicist, translator, and the author of several books. Jon Thompson, artist, author, and curator, was former head of the fine art department at London University, and senior research professor at the University of Middlesex up until his recent retirement.

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