What Great Paintings Say, Volume 1

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Taschen, 2003 - Art - 494 pages
These are the kinds of question Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen ask when faced with world-famous masterpieces. In the language of today they comment on the fashions and attitudes, trends and intrigues, love, vice and lifestyles of past times. Book jacket.
 

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4 to 5 pages of context for each choosen painting. Well writen, it gives you an idea of the paiting background, the history behind it and, using inserts por specific parts of the painting, calls your ... Read full review

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This book presents a selection of articles originally published in the German magazine art by the Hagens, who also produced a TV series, History in Paintings, as part of their mission to make art more ... Read full review

Contents

Propaganda on cloth
8
A saint with a practical turn of mind
27
A Christian artisan advertises his craft
44
The splendours of a small dynasty
57
The Conjuror after 1475
74
Fairest daughter of heaven and waves
93
Composure in the face of misfortune
117
fourposter
141
Martyrdom of St Matthew 159916oo
219
Belshazzars Feast c 1635
243
Archduke Leopold Wilhelms
261
The Death of Hyacinthus 175253
308
The Freyung Vienna from
321
The Death of Marat 1793
344
Francisco de Goya The Third of May 1808 in Madrid
363
The Schreckenstein Crossing 1837
386

The Abduction of the Body of St Mark
164
Caesar Augustus and the Tiburtine Sybil
182
Steel Mill 1875
434
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