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The Story of the World's Greatest Paintings

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Here are twenty world-famous artworks featured in easy-to-follow
chronological order, including: Jan Van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait,
Paolo Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano, Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera,
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Children’s
Games
, Jan Vermeer’s The Artist
...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 13th 2010 by Thames & Hudson (first published September 30th 2010)
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Raha Khrais
A book that will not make you bored, i keep it as a refrence, it has many facts that you'll never read anywhere else
Ruth Charchian
This is a simple book with a simple theme: take a dozen of the world's greatest paintings and describe them. What's different from other authors? They include a brief story of the painter and their times when the picture was painted. Each painting has links to other Internet sites to visit for more information on that particular painting. This enables readers to learn about the most masterful painters and discover what they like/don't like about their techniques, composition, color use, and pain ...more
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