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100 Great Artists: A Visual Journey from Fra Angelico to Andy Warhol
Charlotte Gerlings
0517227231
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
From Fra Angelico to Francisco Zurbaran, from the masters of the Renaissance to the abstract expressionists, this lavishly illustrated volume showcases the most influential Western artists from 800 years of art history, including:

• Michelangelo
• Salvador Dali
• Mary Cassatt
• Edgar Degas
• Pablo Picasso


Mary: Images of the Holy Mother
Jacqueline Orsini
0811828506
September 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Mary: Images of the Holy Mother is Jacqueline Orsini's beautiful, succinct, pictorial survey of art history's many incarnations of the Virgin Mother, from a fresco in the Roman catacombs to a modern mural in San Francisco. The book is organized chronologically, collecting reproductions of Mary's constantly transforming image in Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Counter Reformation, and various 20th century movements. Artists represented in the book include Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Chagall, and Gauguin. At every stage in this evolution, Orsini's compilation of images is guided by her conviction that "Mary transcends the media, the temporal and regional restrictions, and human limitations that govern her image in any one era. The meaning of the icon outweighs the individual artist or...

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