Discovering the great masters : the art lover's guide to understanding symbols in paintings

by Crenshaw, Paul.

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Discover the secret symbols and meaning behind 62 featured paintings in this unique volume. Ranging from Giotto's 14th-century painting of the Last Judgment to the 19th-century symbolist Gustave Moreau's depiction of Jupiter and Semele, each work has been selected for its own symbolic enigma. This book's innovative design pairs each painting with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each painting and features captions that highlight the most important symbols. Other works in this unique and fascinating book include Renaissance masterpieces such as Botticelli's Primavera and The Birth of Venus, Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, and Michelangelo's The Last Judgment.
The last judgement / Giotto di Bondone
Secrets of the animal world
The adoration of the Magi / Gentile da Fabriano
The Arnolfini portrait / Jan van Eyck
The Ghent altarpiece / Jan van Eyck
The Chancellor Rolin Madonna / Jan van Eyck
The annunciaton / Rogier van der Weyden
The deposition from the cross / Rogier van der Weyden
Christ mocked / Fran Angelico
The triumph of Federico da Montefeltro / Piero Della Francesca
Portinari altarpiece / Hugo van der Goes
St. Jerome in his stuidy / Domenico Ghirlandaio
The adoration of the Magi / Leonardo da Vinci
La primavera (spring) / Sandro Botticelli
Marriage of the virgin / Pietro Perugino
Virgin and child enthroned with Saints / Giovanni Bellini
The birth of Venus / Sandro Botticelli
Madonna della Vittoria / Andrea Mantegna
Pallas Athena expelling the vices / Andrea Mantegna
The last supper / Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa / Leonardo da Vinci
Doni tondo / Michelangelo
The garden of earthly delights / Hieronymus Bosch
The Madonna of the meadow / Raphael
The school of Athens / Raphael
Mars and Venus / Piero di Cosimo
The three philosophers / Giorgione
The adoration of the trinity / Albrecht Durer
The Isenheim altarpiece / Matthias Grünewald
A banker and his wife / Quinten Metsys
Bacchanal of the andrians / Titian
The last judgment / Michelangelo
The enigmas of architecture
Madonna and child / Joos van Cleve
The French ambassadors / Hans Holbein the younger
A Christian Allegory / Jan Provost
Decoding flowers and fruit
Allegory of immortality / Giulio Romano
St. Luke painting the virgin / Maerten van Heemskerck
Fight between carnival and lent / Pieter Bruegel the elder
Allegory of vanity / Jan van der Straet (Johannes Stradanus)
Burial of the Count of Orgaz / El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
Feast in the house of Levi / Paolo Caliari called Veronese
The calling of St. Matthew / Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)
Apelles paints campaspe / Joos van Winghe
Allegory of sight / Jan Breughel the elder and Peter Paul Rubens
Minerva's victory over ignorance / Bartholomaeus Spranger
The education of Marie de' Medici / Peter Paul Rubens
The artist's studio / Jan Miense Molenaer
Time vanquished by hope and beauty / Simon Vouet
Fortitude brings peace and plenty / Eustache le Suerur
The consequences of war / Peter Paul Rubens
Eucharist in fruit wreath / Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Vanitas (self portrait) / David Bailly
The banquet of the bean king / Jacob Jordaens
The spinners (the fable of Arachne) / Diego Velázquez
In luxury, look out / Jan Steen
The gathering of manna / Nicolas Poussin
In Ictu Oculi (in the twinkling of and eye) / Juan de Valdés Leal
Las Meninas / Diego Velázquez
The art of painting / Johannes Vermeer
The secret language of myth
The spell / Francisco de Goya
Liberty leading the people / Eugene Delacroix
The apotheosis of Homer / Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Jupiter and Semele / Gustave Moreau.

Additional Information
Subjects Painting.
Symbolism in art.
Publisher New York, NY :Universe,2009
Other Titles Art lover's guide to understanding symbols in paintings
Contributors Tucker, Rebecca.
Bonfante-Warren, Alexandra.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 308 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
ISBN 9780789318916 (hc.)
0789318911 (hc.)
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