The newly published six-volume Art Masters series covers the lives and great works of the world’s best-known artists. The reproductions of art masterpieces are in full color, but are only one aspect of these beautifully presented and detailed books. The titles go well beyond the lives of the artists and movements to also examine contemporaries who influenced their work, the period settings and social conditions to situate the masterpieces, and the artists and who created them, in the historical context of their culture, country, and era, along with those who influenced, or were influenced by, their work. Detailed descriptions of the artists’ materials and
techniques add a special touch to these exceptional new books. For example, Rembrandt explains and illustrates etching, its role in making reproductions and Dutch driven economies this enabled. Each double page spread covers a topic and includes the a thematic introduction and may include a chronological account, social context, or critical analysis of an art work. As such these books also contribute to understanding major historical influences that are reflected through the life and works of famous artists.
The Art Masters titles support the Years 7-10 Arts Curriculum: Visual Arts strand: Responding to and interpreting art works. They are also highly relevant to aspects of the History Curriculum as each title explores the social and political influences of the times.
The presentation, layout, reproductions and detailed, captioned illustrations will engage readers from 13+. Available from INT Books in Australia.