The Story of Painting: The essential guide to the history of Western art

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This book provides the fascinating story of 800 years of western painting, from the Byzantine era to the Renaissance, Romanticism to Impressionism, Modernism to the present day. Sister Wendy Beckett, a leading figure in the popularisation of art appreciation, imparts her love of painting and her impressive knowledge to art lovers and newcomers to the subject alike. More than 400 masterpieces, all produced in superb full colour chronicle the movements , developments and major artists in Western painting from the dawn of painting to today. Includes a collection of the world's most famous paintings analysed in detail with Sister Wendy's unique observations on each work's influences, symbolism, hidden meanings and special techniques.

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