What Great Artworks Say uncovers the hidden messages and subtle details of some of the world's most famous works of art. By looking at the history of the artist, the techniques, customs and influences at the time, this book opens up the deeper meaning of more than fifteen essential works of art.
Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh
Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci
The Art of Painting by Vermeer
Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai
A bar at the Folies-Bergère by Manet
The Scream by Munch
... and many more.
Dip in at random or read from beginning to end, What Great Artworks Say is an accessible tour of some of the most beautiful objects in art. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced art-lover, this book has something for everyone.
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About the author
Christopher P Jones is a writer, art critic and art historian. He has been looking at and writing about art for over 20 years. His particular areas of interests are 20th century German Expressionism, 19th century French art, and contemporary painting.