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What makes a masterpiece? : encounters with great works of art

Author: Christopher Dell
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this exploration of the idea of the masterpiece, distinguished artists, critics and art historians write about their personal encounters with the greatest artworks of all time, representing cultures from all over the world, and stretching from prehistory and the birth of art to Cézanne at the cusp of cubism"--Book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Dell
ISBN: 9780500238790 0500238790
OCLC Number: 646396901
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 304 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Rogier van der Weyden The Descent from the Cross / Gabriele Finaldi --
Donatello David / Ulrich Pfisterer --
Aztec Eagle Knight / Susan Toby Evans --
Piero della Francesca The Montefeltro Altarpiece / Marilyn Aronberg Lavin --
Alessandro Botticelli The Birth of Venus / Paul Joannides --
5. Perfecting the Art: 1500-1600 --
Albrecht Durer Self-Portrait / Ulrich Pfisterer --
Leonardo da Vinci Portrait of Lisa del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) / Martin Kemp --
Giovanni Bellini The San Zaccaria Altarpiece / Peter Humfrey --
Hieronymus Bosch The Garden of Earthly Delights / Grayson Perry --
Michelangelo The Sistine Chapel Ceiling / William E. Wallace --
Raphael The School of Athens / Ingrid D. Rowland --
Matthias Grunewald The Isenheim Altarpiece / Joseph Leo Koerner --
Titian The Assumption of the Virgin / Francesco Da Mosto --
Sultan Muhammad The Court of Gayumars / David J. Roxburgh --
Qiu Ying and Lu Shidao Pavilions in the Mountains of the Immortals / Craig Clunas. 7. Towards the Modern World: After 1800 --
Francisco de Goya The Third of May, 1808 / Manuela Mena Marques --
Caspar David Friedrich The Wanderer above the Sea of Mist / Werner Busch --
Eugene Delacroix Liberty Leading the People / Barthelemy Jobert --
J.M.W. Turner The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 / Andrew Wilton --
Thomas Cole The Oxbow / Michael J. Lewis --
Claude Monet Wild Poppies / John House --
Edgar Degas La Petite Danseuse de quatorze ans / Quentin Blake --
Edouard Manet A Bar at the Folies-Bergere / Philip Pullman --
Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers / Louis Van Tilborgh --
Auguste Rodin Iris, Messenger of the Gods / Anthony Caro --
Paul Cezanne Apples and Oranges / Christopher Dell --
Vilhelm Hammershøi Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams (Sunbeams) / Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Dell.

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