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What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

Copertina rigida5.5 x 7.7 in.2.59 lb788 pagine25
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If you thought these paintings were familiar, look again, and look closer. Part art history, part detective work, this fascinating collection explores 100 world-famous works of art through enlarged details, revealing the fashions and lifestyles, the loves and intrigues, politics and people that truly make a masterpiece.
What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail


Under the Microscope

Paintings’ hidden secrets revealed

This important addition to our understanding of art history’s masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass to uncover their most small and subtle elements and all they reveal about a bygone time, place, and culture.

Guiding our eye to the minutiae of subject and symbolism, authors Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen allow even the most familiar of pictures to come alive anew through their intricacies and intrigues. Is the bride pregnant? Why does the man wear a beret? How does the shadow of war hang over a scene of dancing? Along the way, we travel from Ancient Egypt through to modern Europe, from the Renaissance to the Roaring Twenties. We meet Greek heroes and poor German poets and roam from cathedrals to cabaret bars, from the Garden of Eden to a Garden Bench in rural France.

As we pick apart each painting and then reassemble it like a giant jigsaw puzzle, these celebrated canvases captivate not only in their sheer wealth of details but also in the witness they bear to the fashions and trends, people and politics, loves and lifestyles of their time.

Rose-Marie Hagen è nata in Svizzera. Ha studiato storia e lingua e letterature romanze a Losanna. Dopo aver proseguito gli studi a Parigi e a Firenze, ha insegnato presso varie istituzioni, tra cui la American University a Washington, D.C.
Rainer Hagen è nato ad Amburgo. Si è laureato in letteratura e studi teatrali a Monaco di Baviera e in seguito ha lavorato per la radio e la televisione, ricoprendo il ruolo di direttore di un’emittente pubblica tedesca.
Insieme i due autori hanno collaborato alla realizzazione di diversi volumi per TASCHEN, tra cui What Great Paintings Say I e II e le monografie Pieter Bruegel e Francisco de Goya.

What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail
Copertina rigida14 x 19.5 cm1.17 kg788 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-5925-6

Edizione: Francese

ISBN 978-3-8365-5926-3

Edizione: Inglese