At a time when artists were still primarily occupied with religious or mythological subject matter, the great Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel (c. 1525-1569) turned his eye on the everyday. Most of Bruegel's 45 surviving works, which are all reproduced in this book, record the facts of 16th century life in rural or small town communities. In this title in the Basic Art Series, Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen outline the artist's account of his society and times, and the relevance that account has for us today.
An artist both of and before his time The Old Master who ushered in the modern era Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), one of Spains most revered and controversial painters, is known for his intense, chilling, and sometimes grotesque
Masterpieces under the microscope Paintings' hidden secrets revealed "Amazingly informative and readable... An important addition to art history literature." - The Sanford Herald, United States Is the bride pregnant? What are clogs doing on a marriage
Treasures from the ancient land of the Pharaohs The art of ancient Egypt that has been handed down to us bears no names of its creators, and yet we value the creations of these unknown masters no less than the works of later centuries, such as statues by
From Cheops, Ramses and Tutankhamun to the world of labourers and craftsmen What do we really know about our ancestors? Not about the rulers and generals, but about laborers, farmers, soldiers and families. Egypt is a perfect case in point, almost a