50 Paintings You Should Know offers readers a crash course in art history spanning seven centuries. Featured works include Giotto's Arena Chapel frescoes, Botticelli's The Birth of Venus , Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa , Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring , as well as works by Monet, van Gogh, Cassatt, Cézanne, Dalí, Kahlo, Hopper, Pollock, Rothko, and O’Keeffe.
50 Paintings You Should Know features works that may be familiar to readers, as well as the histories of the paintings, many of which are quite fascinating. Biographical details of the painters who created these 50 famous works are included, plus the reasons why these works are important in the history of art and where the paintings can be found.
Informative as well as entertaining, this beautiful book is the perfect introduction to great paintings that have stood the test of time. The 50 iconic paintings featured are presented in gorgeous color reproductions that are a pleasure to contemplate.
Authors — Kristina Lowis and Tamsin Pickeral.
Paperback. 176 pages. 7¾" × 9½" (20 cm × 24 cm).