Every one of the 1001 paintings selected for this book by Professor of Fine Art and internationally acclaimed painter, Professor Stephen Farthing, is reproduced in colour. From Ancient Egyptian wall paintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in scope and beautiful to look at. Within its pages are displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first-century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries.
Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organised chronologically, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities. Beautifully designed and presented, "1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die" is an essential visual guidebook to sensational paintings from around the world.