The Great Artists is a passionate celebration of the greatest artists that have spanned the past 700 years of the fine art world.
With over 100 high-quality reproductions and a series of succinct and insightful biographical profiles, the title is an accessible and undaunting introduction to the great masters.
Susie Hodge successfully brings to life the extraordinary personalities of our favourite artistic pioneers.
From da Vinci’s rivalry with Michelangelo, to details of Caravaggio’s crimes, she reveals the relationships, homes and teachers of these characters, enriching our understanding and appreciation of their current legacies.
A masterpiece might be worth a thousand words - but only if you understand what you are looking at.
Arranged in chronological order, the book also contains a series of accessible essays that explain the most important art movements; from Rococo to Neoclassicism, from Romanticism to Realism.
The Great Artists is an invaluable art reference book you can dip in and out of, again and again.
A selection of featured artists include: Mantegna, Seurat, Matisse, Hiroshige, Delacroix, Cézanne, Botticelli, Whistler, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Modigliani and Pollock.
Susie Hodge is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and author of over 50 books including studies of Impressionism, Victorian art, Picasso and Monet and.
She has an MA in History of Art from Birkbeck, University of London and runs workshops and seminars for various institutions, as well as teaching part-time in schools and colleges.