Here patrick de rynck and jon thompson explore more than 300 famous works spanning the middle ages to the late 20th century unlocking each works meaning todays art lovers lack the intimate knowledge of greek and roman mythology folklore and christian theology that was so well known to medieval and renaissance artists and their public. Understanding painting from giotto to warhol in this accessible and practical guide patrick de rynck and jon thompson explore more than 200 works helping readers to unlock each paintings meaning clues to the meaning of the masterpieces of art history lie in a rich system of symbols themes and motifs that often elude the modern eye. Understanding painting from giotto to warhol book rynck patrick de this is the guide to western art that every art lover has always wanted great paintings filled with complex themes and symbols can be intimidating. About the authors patrick de rynck a classicist and translator is the author of several books including abrams how to read a painting and how to read bible stories and myths in art jon thompson was emeritus professor of fine art at middlesex university in england and the author of how to read a modern painting among other titles. This book decodes the imagery of more than 150 of the most influential and admired artworks of all time how to read bible stories and myths in art decoding the old masters from giotto to goya by patrick de rynck book 5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in english and held by 308
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