The National Gallery in London houses one of the richest collections of Western European paintings in the world, ranging from the 13th to the 20th century. In this beautiful book, 100 of the greatest works from the collection, each by a different artist, are presented in chronological order and accompanied by a lively, informative text and
From the earliest painting — a remnant of an Italian altarpiece dating from approximately 1265 — to the most recent — Paul Cézanne's great Bathers of approximately 1894–1905 — each painting has been carefully chosen for the unique significance it holds.
The painters featured include legendary names in European art, including Duccio, Giotto, Dürer, Holbein, van Eyck, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Goya, Caravaggio, Claude, Poussin, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Constable, Turner, Courbet, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Rousseau, and van Gogh.
One Hundred Great Paintings offers a wonderful introduction to some of the most inspiring paintings ever made. The reader can dip in to explore individual paintings, or read the book cover to cover for a full survey.
Louise Govier was formerly Adult Learning Manager at the National Gallery and is currently the MLA Museums Clore Leadership Fellow. She has written several books and films that offer engaging ways to explore the National Gallery's collection.
Author — Louise Govier.
Hardcover. 216 pages.