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The Gallery Companion: Understanding Western Art

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The Gallery Companion: Understanding Western Art - Lodwick, Marcus
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'Every picture tells a story' - but for many of us the subjects and themes of the great paintings of Western art are something of a mystery. The Gallery Companion unravels the legends behind many of the most popular and frequently painted figures and explains their symbolism, which is all too often overlooked or misunderstood. What is the Judgment of Paris? Why does St Catherine have a wheel by her side, and St Jerome a lion? Who was crucified upside down? Written in a lively and engaging style, The Gallery Companion ...

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The Gallery Companion: Understanding Western Art 2002, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500283585

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