An inspired yet haunted genius Caspar David Friedrich's paintings capture the raw power of nature. Find out how this great 19th-century Romantic painter created works of intense and mysterious beauty in the face of personal tragedy. Exploring art from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th-century these indispensable guides are ideal for both students and enthusiasts. Each volume focuses on the life of one extraordinary artist through their work and is lavishly illustrated with more than 300 vibrant colour reproductions of some of the world's greatest paintings. Entertaining informative text examines the artist's life and work and analyses their acknowledged masterpieces in detail. Comprehensive in scope but accessible in approach the works are thoroughly documented and placed in their social and historical context. Ideal for use at galleries and exhibitions - or just for browsing. Learn more about your favourite painter or acquire the whole series to form your own art collection.
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