Packed with facts attributions and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries Vasari's collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of the development of Renaissance art.
Artistic genius political activist painter and decorator mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable except maybe when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum.
"The extraordinarily revealing interviews with Francis Bacon conducted over a period of 25 years by the distinguished art critic David Sylvester amount to a unique statement by Bacon on his art and on art in general.
Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years Agnes Martin's austere serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest.
"David HockneyÔÇÖs continuing belief in the importance of the portrait and his virtuoso skill in creating a sense of close communication between artist sitter and viewer has resulted in some of the best-loved works of the postwar era.
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