✓ 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die || ↠ PDF Read by ✓ Stephen Farthing

By Stephen Farthing | Comments: ( 228 ) | Date: ( Apr 05, 2020 )

This volume includes paintings that the public flock to see It contains the key works that are most breathtaking, those that were turning points in the history of art and changed the face of art forever, those that have become legendary because of the stories and anecdotes that lie behind them and their acquisition, and .


  • Title: 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
  • Author: Stephen Farthing
  • ISBN: 9781844035632
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Stephen Farthing

Stephen Farthing grew up in London and after resisting the temptation to join the Royal Navy, earned a bachelor s degree from Saint Martin s School of Art in 1973 and a Masters degree in painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 1976 1 In the final year of his master s program, Farthing won a scholarship to study at the British School in Rome for one year 2



Comments 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

  • Greg

    The editors and contributors are clear: this book is not an attempt to present to us a subjective list of the very best paintings in the world. However, it does attempt to offer a retrospective of the history of paintings. That's a fine goal, but there are problems:1) The editor states that only hand-painted work is included. Thus, wall paintings from Egyptian tombs are represented, but we don't see a single pre-historic cave painting, for example, and those in France and in other places are cer [...]


  • Lisa Vegan

    The great thing about this “must” book is that as you read you do get to see the paintings, sort of. I usually have a lot of issues with “must” or “best” books, but at least here you get to see the “must” even though not the originals, at full size, or in a museum.The paintings are presented chronologically. Each painting is captioned by its name, artist (if known), date or era, type, and current home/location. Then, there is a text section of additional information too.It's a ve [...]


  • Liza Gilbert

    Ugh. This was a terribly unbalanced look at the paintings of the world. According to this book, the only paintings you should see before you die are only from the last 500 years, and are predominantly from western Europe, with few exceptions. Both chronologically and geographically, this was a skewed list of works of art.


  • Blog on Books

    From a series inspired, no doubt, by Patricia Schultz’s ever-so-popular travel tome, “1000 Places To See Before You Die” (one of our 2003 favorites!), artist and UK art professor Stephen Farthing has assembled a magnificant collection of paintings spanning from 1420 BC to 2006 AD. While one may pick up this 960 page tableweight (some are two to a page) looking for their favorite painters or paintings, you actually come away from it with an expanded curiosity for that which you don’t know [...]


  • Jon

    When I go to an art museum I generally only look at the "contemporary"/late 20th century stuff and I first picked up this book to look at the same thing. But I started glancing through the older paintings and realized how amazing some of them really were. I thought, if some of these paintings were just being made today they would still shake up the art world. I became curious about the lives and stories behind these older paintings that I didn't know much about. The book has your Leonardos and M [...]


  • Lydia

    I saw this in the library, and who could pass up such a title? I did look at every painting, but only read the descriptions that interested me. Descriptions are very well written by multiple writers! The book begins with the 15th century, and is somewhat international. I loved finding artists I did not know, such as Vincent Desiderio, a conceptualist working in oil and Malcolm Morley, winner of the Turner Prize long ago. However, the only century I could judge (21st), seemed very repetitive (mul [...]


  • Cary Neeper

    This is an amazing collection of small reproductions, one or two to a page, each with a short history of the painter and comments about the painting. It is unlike any other view of history--seen through the eyes of recognized artists of every type of painting and world view. The chronological order of the paintings provides the orientation needed to understand the passions of each age from the 1400s though part of the 2000s. I'm flagging the paintings that strike me as inspiring or striking, and [...]


  • Chelsea

    I loved the Egyptian art, and all of the older styles. The more modern art doesn't really interest me.


  • Bear

    Not being able to travel the world on a librarian's salary, this was a pretty good chance to see paintings (on a Very Small Scale) that I would love to see in person.


  • Vatel

    This book proved it: I don't like art.


  • Nuha AlRusayyis

    Great book for those who admire true art paintings,,And never had a chance to travel the world to see it Just open that book! 👌🏿👍🏿


  • Debra Morris

    An amazing, enlightening book; I learned so much and the attention to details was insightful. I will never look at a painting the same way again!


  • Literary Ames Against GR Censorship

    When I ordered this I didn’t expect it to be so compact. It’s very thick, almost like a bible. The paintings are organised by date from 1375BC to 2006 AD. On each page is the painting at the top with the title, date, type of painting (e.g. oil on canvas), size dimensions and the painting’s location underneath as well as a description which sometimes includes titbits about the artist and places the painting in a socio-historical context. There is even a helpful glossary of art terms and ind [...]


  • Astrid Yrigollen

    If you have an active interest in painting or a passing interest in it, this book is a great addition to your library. I have always admired the art of painting from the first time I chose Eyvind Earle's "Santa Ynez Hills" at an auction when I was in elementary school. ( It was a present from my stepmother) I do not fancy myself an art critic or even super knowledgeable about artists , I just , like most humans, like pretty things. I grew up with a love and respect for painters such as Rembrandt [...]


  • June Louise

    Hmmmmmm, so before I die I am supposed to see these 1001 paintings then? Well I have seen about five in real-life so I guess that's only 996 to goThis is an interesting brick of a book - well laid out from showing paintings from as early as the pre-1400s until modern day. I have to admit as to not being a particular Renaissance art fan, so for me the more interesting parts of the book were from the nineteenth century onwards (which happened to be about one third of the way into the book).I had i [...]


  • Tamara

    I have seen a good handful of the paintings in the book, I'm proud to say! Having visited museums in Paris, London, Madrid, Florence and Rome contributes significantly to that fact. I feel the same about this selection as I do about the 1001 books is important to see art from many artists, movements, periods, etc. regardless of whether you like the style or not. However, I personally don't think that Jackson Pollack should necessarily have more than one painting on the list when there are only 1 [...]


  • Emily

    I'm not sure anyone can definitively say which paintings you MUST see, but overall I found this an informative and enjoyable book to flip through. The paintings are laid out chronologically (making it easy to see how art has changed through time) and are accompanied by a brief commentary explaining each painting's significant features and a bit about the artist. And while there were many paintings in the book that I loved (Vermeer and Wyeth), there were just as many that I didn't like. But I sup [...]


  • Marilyn

    Now that I've seen them all (at least in the book) I guess I can die. I didn't see one I was willing to "die" for; however, I learned a tremendous amount about art through the ages. Beginning with art from 1420-1375 BC and continuing through works done in 2006 AD you come away with a pretty good understanding of how art has changed and how it has remained the same--at least until the development of the camera. That changed everything. Each work includes a brief explanation of the artist and the [...]


  • Marilyn

    When you pick up this 1000 page + book, you will realize you can't just sit down and READ it. However, it's a great book to sit down with and turn pages, stopping on the paintings you find interesting. The information provided for each piece is informative without being stuffy. I enjoyed reading the intro by the author and the next time I am in a museum, I will try to spend more than a few minutes with at least one or two pieces that I like or that intrigue me. This would be a good book to own b [...]


  • Joy Cartier

    I actually read this, not just skimmed through it as is my habit with books covering broad and list-like subject matter and I learned a lot about art history and also incidentally, about the tastes of the editors. This is supposed to 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die. Okay, so who are these people that believe the rest of us have access to private collections? With the exception of that small flaw and of course, there is always going to be a favorite painting that isn't included (the fa [...]


  • Daniel

    Ma võtaks selle võimaluse, et lühidalt rääkida oma hiljutisest avastusest - maalid passivad päris hästi taustapiltideks. Nõnda olengi ma mõnda aega kogunud sümpaatseid maale oma kõvakettale ühte kausta, mille ma siis slideshow'na arvuti ja telefoni taustapildiks ketrama panen. Iga päev on kunstinäitus. Soovitan proovida.Sellepärast ma ka antud raamatu ette võtsin, et ammutada uusi aardeid oma maalikogu aardekirstu. Saak oli päris kopsakas ja pealekauba sain ma teoste kohta ka ro [...]


  • Scott Woods

    An enormous, beautifully compiled collection of artwork whose title I couldn't agree with more. Filled with easily digested insights into some of the greatest artwork in history, this almost 1000-page book is great for people only mildly interested in art or for serious art-core types.The pictures are lovely and there's just enough text to get you interested in someone new (or old) at every turn.


  • Jessica

    While I am tired of titles that end in "must ____ before you die," this tome was worthwhile. It offers a fantastic collection of paintings with brief excerpts explaining the historical context of the work as well as biographical information. As for the title, and the titles of books like this, if you do not see them before you die, when the hell else would you see them?


  • Elaine

    I love this book! It's a big help for our History of World Art class. All the paintings are arranged chronologically (according to year) and every painting is described in detail. Although one point I don't like in this book is that the photos are too small so you cant clearly see all the details described in the text but I guess it's forgivable.


  • Heather

    While I found much of the art beautiful and some interesting, there were definitely many, many paintings I could have lived without seeing - most of these were modern and were too grpahic. I thought the descriptions were great with interesting facts about the artist, painting, and even the era.


  • Jessica

    This is part of my "become a better person" jihad. I'm marking the ones in DC, Boston and NY to revisit them. This is a quick hit -- it's no great art history book -- but I can't help but feel that 1001 is not enough.


  • Mallory

    I bought this book on a whim- I have a thing for these "1001"/"501"-type books - and I am very happy to say that I have seen 139 of these paintings! For the list-obsessed persons, this book is a must-have!


  • Alisson Almeida

    Você já entendeu o declínio da civilização ocidental ou quer que eu desenhe? Se você precisar, esse livro desenha pra você a falência de nossos valores expressada através da arte moderna/contemporânea quando comparada com a beleza da arte de tradição clássica.


  • Theresa

    I got this as a gift from mom. I disagree with the inclusion of certain paintings (some private collection owned--probably realistically not ever be able to see), as well as the exclusion of certain others. But overall it was fun to flip through and the little blurbs were informative.


  • Charmi

    A Christmas gift that I'm thoroughly enjoying.


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