From Giotto to David Hockney, this invaluable A-Z reference guide introduces some of the most celebrated artists in history.
100 Great Artists showcases the masterworks of one hundred painters who represent eight centuries of artistic tradition, ranging from the 13th century to the 21st. Featuring spectacular full-color images and biographic timelines, this book is a wonderful resource to browse some of histories most iconic artists and why they remain influential today.
Featured artists include:
• William Blake
• Francisco Goya
• Katsushika Hokusai
• James McNeill Whistler
The secrets of the masterpieces revealed: does Van Eyck's Arnolfini Marriage portray a secret sadness? What political purpose did Rubens' fat, rosy models serve? And did Seurat's pointillist experiment really work?
A must-have collection for general readers, art students and practitioners alike.