What Great Paintings Say. Faces of Power (Basic Art) (Hardcover)

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What Great Paintings Say. Faces of Power (Basic Art) (Hardcover)


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Byzantine empresses, French revolutionaries, and Spanish generals: history's most impressive figures stare boldly out of the canvases in this collection of formidable paintings. Each individual represented in these images radiates with strength and splendor; be they an aristocratic widow in mourning, a murdered politician, or a jovial group of Ukrainian rebels.

Authors Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen tease out the stories and secrets of 13 masterpieces by artists including Goya, Titian, Vel zquez, and Ilya Repin. Regal, holy, and wise, the men and women in these works will inspire you with their conquests and resilience.

TASCHEN reproduces these masterworks in stunning quality, working in collaboration with esteemed art collections all over the world, including in Brussels, St. Petersburg, New York, and Naples. Combining astute analysis with magnified painting details, this book is a unique historical investigation in tribute to the movers and shakers of the past.

Product Details ISBN: 9783836569767
ISBN-10: 3836569760
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: March 30th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Basic Art