The Secrets of Art: Uncovering the mysteries and messages of great works of art (Hardback)
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The Secrets of Art: Uncovering the mysteries and messages of great works of art (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 21/09/2021
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Discover the secrets, mysteries, hidden meanings and stories behind famous works of art.

A book full of surprises, discoveries, forgotten treasures and lost tales, The Secrets of Art takes us on a journey through the art world's mysteries to reveal that works of art are not always what they seem.

A long-lost medieval masterpiece unearthed in the Tower of London. A secret message that only an elite few can read encoded in a painting. A glimpse of a ghostly image beneath the surface of a portrait. The intriguing stories of these works, and many more, are brought to life by author, historian and art detective Debra N. Mancoff, as she reveals secret symbols used by Leonardo da Vinci, Vermeer and Caravaggio, uncovers layers of meaning in paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso and Dali, and provides insight into works by Frida Kahlo, Kara Walker and Marina Abramovic.

Drawing upon the findings of advanced technology, new research, scientific analysis and old-fashioned curiosity, The Secrets of Art unveils the layers of meaning beneath the surfaces of great works of art in a collection of tales that are fully based in fact but are as fascinating as fiction.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711248748
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 246 x 190 mm

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“a very intresting read”

I throughly enjoyed reading this book and learnt so much from it. I loved the pictures of the artwork selected . They were very clear and very beautiful. Then each photo of the art work areas were highlighted and... More

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“Great gift for art lovers”

The author provides an in depth look at art and the cleverly hidden meanings in some of the world’s most famous paintings. Seeing more than the initial artwork and discovering what could be hidden messages within a... More

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“Stunning book”

Stunning little book uncovering the secrets behind some extremely well known works of art, along with introducing me to some I wasn't familiar with. It's packed full of fascinating stories and tidbits about... More

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