Life and Times
A detailed biography of the artist, their background, upbringing, contemporaries, influences and career; including a timeline identifying key dates.
Trace the artist's creative development through a comparison of stylistically different works inspired by the experiences and themes that stimulated their art.
Style and technique
Light, forms and colours, method and working tools, relationships with past and contemporary masters - this section reveals the pictorial language and favourite subjects of each artist.
A detailed in-depth analysis that takes you step by step through the creation of a work, reconstructing its colour palette, compositional structure, characteristic brushstrokes and textures.
By exploring some of the famous works that reveal the genius of each artist, and learning abaout the story behind them, your understanding and appreciation of each painting will be greatly enhanced.
Museums and galleries
Each book concludes with a section dedicated to a description of the places where the works of each masters are kept and provides useful visitor information.