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Paintings that Changed the World by Klaus Reichold
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Jan 19, 2012

bookshelves: 1-non, 2-non, 6-non-fiction, 8-art
Read in December, 2007

I loved this book. Granted it's subjective, but it provides a painting (loosely defined) and provides some commentary about why it is or was important. There are about 50 items dating back to antiquity to the modern period. A couple of pages for each one.

I defy anyone to not look at Rembrandt painting and not be in awe.

There's a mosaic of Theodora, a Roman consort, that is haunting and based on her bio would be the subject of a riping good story.

For those who are curious about art or simply wonder in aesethics.
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