9780789318916

Discovering the Great Masters: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Symbols in Paintings

  • ISBN 13:

    9780789318916

  • ISBN 10:

    0789318911

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/08/2009
  • Publisher: Random House Inc

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Summary

Discover the secret symbols and meaning behind 62 featured paintings in this unique volume. Ranging from Giotto's 14th-century painting of the Last Judgment to the 19th-century symbolist Gustave Moreau's depiction of Jupiter and Semele, each work has been selected for its own symbolic enigma. This book's innovative design pairs each painting with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each painting and features captions that highlight the most important symbols. Other works in this unique and fascinating book include Renaissance masterpieces such as Botticelli's Primavera and The Birth of Venus, Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, and Michelangelo's The Last Judgment.

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