|Pages/Publication Date:||544 / 2012|
From cave paintings to Pop art, this hefty tome is a whirlwind tour of how painting has developed throughout human history, and with 1,000 color reproductions, it's practically a museum in a book. Each artist is identified by nationality and his or her respective movement (Renaissance, Impressionism, realism, etc.), while insets and extended captions add further detail. It's easy to dip into this book, and follow how sketches of horses found on cave walls gradually evolved into the highly individualized masterworks of Botticelli, da Vinci, Fra Angelico, Bosch, Goya, Rembrandt, Ingres, Cassatt, Picasso, Modigliani, Miro, Klee, Chagall, Kahlo, Hopper, and Rothko.