100 Great Paintings
`This serves as a quality introduction to some of the finest paintings of all time.' - The Bookseller
Founded in 1824, the National Gallery houses the UK's national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition. The gallery has over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. This beautiful book presents one hundred great works from that incredible collection. Each work is by a different artist. The volume is arranged in chronological order and presents full-page reproductions of these selected highlights alongside author, Louise Govier's lively and informative text.
From the earliest highlight included, an Italian altarpiece of around 1265 to the most recent, Paul Cézanne's Bathers, each painting has been chosen for its unique significance; whether representing a particular artist, a place or a time, or simply for its beauty and the pleasure it provides.
- Author: Louise Govier
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Date published: October 2010
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1857094930
- Product Dimensions: 27 x 25.2 x 2.1 cm