50 Artists You Should Know
Everything you always wanted to know about art... but were afraid to ask!
The ideal beginner's book for anyone interested in art: the greatest artistic personalities in one volume.
Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh or Andy Warhol: Names like these involuntarily conjure up images in our mind's eye. Even if some of their works were created centuries ago, these painters have had a lasting impact on our current understanding of artistic quality, aesthetics and innovation. "50 Artists You Should Know" presents these grand masters of art with their best-known works. From Giotto di Bondone, the pioneer of the Renaissance in Italy, to David Hockney, whose work has shaped today's art scene for more than 50 years, the volume opens up a panorama of the most important painters from nine centuries. Biographies and illustrations of the artists, a chronological overview and a glossary of the most important technical terms, styles, epochs and techniques provide well-founded background knowledge and complete this accessible volume for beginners.