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What Great Paintings Say. Faces of Power (Hardcover) Loot Price: R184
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What Great Paintings Say. Faces of Power (Hardcover): Rose-Marie Hagen, Rainer Hagen

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What Great Paintings Say. Faces of Power (Hardcover)

Rose-Marie Hagen, Rainer Hagen

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List price R251 Loot Price R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 You Save R67 (27%)

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Byzantine empresses, French revolutionaries, and Spanish generals: history's most impressive figures stare boldly out of the canvases in this collection of formidable paintings. Each individual represented in these images radiates with strength and splendor; be they an aristocratic widow in mourning, a murdered politician, or a jovial group of Ukrainian rebels. Authors Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen tease out the stories and secrets of 13 masterpieces by artists including Goya, Titian, Velazquez, and Ilya Repin. Regal, holy, and wise, the men and women in these works will inspire you with their conquests and resilience. TASCHEN reproduces these masterworks in stunning quality, working in collaboration with esteemed art collections all over the world, including in Brussels, St. Petersburg, New York, and Naples. Combining astute analysis with magnified painting details, this book is a unique historical investigation in tribute to the movers and shakers of the past.

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