What Makes Great Art

80 Masterpieces Explained

What Makes Great Art
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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711235076
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Why do some artworks stand out head and shoulders above others? Exceptional art somehow satisfies at a deeper level than the rest. What Makes Great Art showcases a selection of 80 outstanding paintings and sculptures from around the world and throughout time, assessing just what it is that makes them so great.
Some owe their greatness to composition of colour, others offer profound insights into their human subjects, and some convey their message particularly effectively. Andy Prankhurst’ s succinct, appraisive text will open your eyes to the unique defining qualities of these key works, enabling you to appreciate the groundbreaking talents of every age.

The author

Andy Pankhurst studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. A deeply expressive figurative painter, his work is represented in various public, corporate and private collections and museums in the UK and the US. Alongside his work at the Slade, Andy also teaches at the University of Westminster, the Prince's Trust Drawing School and Canterbury Christ Church University.

Lucinda Hawksley is the author of more than twenty books. She is a regular lecturer in art history at the institute of English Studies and the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711235076
Size: 6.969 in x 5 in / 177 mm x 127 mm
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