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I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.

What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

Copertina rigida con pieghevoli9.6 x 13.4 in.10.09 lb762 pagine80
Disponibilità: Disponibile
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.
I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.
What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail


Under the Microscope

The secrets behind world-renowned masterpieces

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 rigida con pieghevoli24.4 x 34 cm4.58 kg762 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-7747-2

Edizione: Spagnolo

ISBN 978-3-8365-7748-9

Edizione: Francese

ISBN 978-3-8365-7749-6

Edizione: Inglese



15 Valutazioni

Beautiful and Detailed

Owain,28 ottobre 2021
An excellent and substantial book, not only reproducing some of the world's greatest works of art throughout human history, but giving a detailed written account of each artwork. This includes an overview of the artist and the subject; the historical and social context of the period and place of its creation; and, an analysis of the symbolism incorporated into the work, and what it would have meant to the contemporary viewer. I would highly recommend this to any student of art or history.

Los secretos de las obras de arte. 100 obras maestras en detalle

David I.,28 ottobre 2021
Muy completo.

Cada obra guarda secretos por descubrir

Manuel S.,28 ottobre 2021
Toda una experiencia descubrir que en las pinturas existen motivaciones del autor que permiten apreciar de una increíble forma su obra, que existen mensajes que nos trasladan con pequeños detalles imperceptibles, así como descubrir el contexto personal, social e histórico en el que fueron creadas. De fácil lectura, una obra en cada ocasión que lo apoyo sobre mis rodillas en mi zona de lectura favorita.


Thery,27 ottobre 2021
Super interessant de connaître les anecdotes de certaines peintures. et de regarder les oeuvres d'un autre oeil plus curieux!!!

El arte de los secretos del arte

Xavier,27 ottobre 2021
Imprescindible para los curiosos del arte, de la historia y de los enigmas que encierran algunas pinturas célebres

Very informative

Ana-Maria,27 ottobre 2021
I guess I've never went so deep in understanding the messaging in the paintings I've seen so very often during my travels around the world... we're always on fast forward and have so little time for contemplating, asking ourselves questions, even if we do end up in a museum or art gallery. This book allows me to take my time to think, one painting at a time. I oftentimes read this book with my kids during the weekends... I am sure I will come back to it many times.