Artists: Their Lives and Works


    Artists: Their Lives and Works | Hardcover | Illustrated

    by DK  (Author), Ross King (Foreword)

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    An excellent resource book of over 80 famous painters, their lives, their loves, and their historic paintings.

    Included are insightful biographies of artists accompanied with remarkable reproductions of their famous artworks. Commence with the Renaissance and follow art movements through the centuries to some of the most well-known artists alive today.

    An extensive exploration of the defining people of the art world including pioneers like Giotto and Jan van Eyck, the greats like Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, and the visionaries like Frida Kahlo and Hokusai.

    This large-format art book is overflowing with information and pictures of your favorite classics. The full-page prints are carefully reproduced, allowing you to appreciate work that inspired, defined, and enveloped art movements.

    Discover the unusual stories of the artists’ lives, including their influences, developments, friendships, loves, and rivalries. Read about the portraits that Holbein did for Henry VIII to play matchmaker, Caravaggio’s astonishing reaction to a badly cooked artichoke, and the many romantic affairs of Picasso. Sometimes scandalous and often turbulent, the lives of artists like Raphael, Hogarth, van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Magritte, Warhol, and Kiefer are as interesting and captivating as their work.



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