What Paintings Say: 100 masterpieces in detail

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This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass to uncover their most small and subtle elements and all they reveal about a bygone time, place, and culture.

Guiding our eye to the minutiae of subject and symbolism, authors Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen allow even the most familiar of pictures to come alive anew through the intricacies and intrigues.

Is the bride pregnant? Why does the man wear a beret? How does the shadow of war hang over a scene of dancing?

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