The Secret Language of Art
Publisher:Duncan Baird Publishers
It is easy to admire the beauty of great works of art, but more difficult to understand the precise significance, which is disguised in symbols. “The Secret Language of Art” provides the key. It is divided by theme into five chapters, including: Classic Myth and Legend; The Bible and the Life of Christ; Saints and their Miracles; History; and, Literature and the Arts. Each chapter opens with a collection on some of the most famous paintings, each accompanied by an illuminating commentary and an analysis of its most significant figures and symbols. The second part of each chapter comprises of a thematic directory to figures and symbols and interspersed with illustrated feature panels - it is the ideal companion for all art lovers, gallery goers and students of art history.
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