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16th Century Paintings by Rose-Marie Hagen, & Rainer Hagen (Paperback, 2002)

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16th Century Paintings by Rose-Marie Hagen, & Rainer Hagen 

The present volume brings together some of the most important paintings of the 16th century. They offer insights into long-gone worlds, into the sphere of the rich and powerful and into the daily lives of peasants and craftsmen. They uncover the stories and myths which preoccupied them, and their religious and material desires. Thus Raphael speaks in a vast fresco of the political miracles which the people hoped for from the Pope; Holbein portrays the lavishness of the diplomatic lifestyle; Hans Baldung Grien shows the misery of growing old; the Swiss artist Niklaus Manuel celebrates Confederate mercenaries; Peter Bruegel the Elder gives us a wedding feast in a barn, El Greco demonstrates, in The Burial of Count Orgaz, that the kingdom of heaven is just as real as the earthly realm. No less rooted in the earthly sphere were the highly personal motives which lay behind the commissioning of these masterpieces of European art.

The authors discuss each picture not just as a work of art, but as a document of its day. The present volume represents a selection of articles originally published under the title of "What Great Paintings Say" in art magazine.


Format: Paperback | 192 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 13.97  x 1.91 | 388g

Publication Date: Feb 2002

Publisher: Taschen

Publication City/Country: Berlin, Germany

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

ISBN10: 3822855588

ISBN13: 9783822855584


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. Binding is very slightly bent. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.