Masterpieces Up Close: Western Painting from the 14th to 20th Centuries

by Claire d'Harcourt Author

(From Amazon): Masterpieces Up Close will send readers on a journey through the world's most famous paintings from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. They will see some familiar faces, like Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Warhol's Marilyn, and meet some that may be new to them, like the princess in Vel zquez's Las Meninas and the mysterious little girl in Rembrandt's Night Watch. Full-color reproductions of over 20 paintings provide the perfect hunting ground for over a hundred details. Lift-the-flap keys at the end of the book provide the answers. Informative text helps children learn why these paintings have intrigued us for centuries and discover just what makes each work a masterpiece.


Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Time Periods
Suggested Grades
1st - 12th
Chronicle Books

Time Periods

  • 1 1305 Giotto di Bondone- Arena Chapel
  • 2 1434Jan Van Eyck-Arnofini Wedding Portrait
  • 3 1478 Sandro Botticelli_ Primavera
  • 4 1500 Hieronymus Bosch- The Haywain
  • 5 1505 Leonardo daVinci- Mona Lisa
  • 6 1510 Michangelo Buonarroti- Sistine Chapel(creation of Adam)
  • 7 1533 Hans Holbein(younger)- The Ambassadors
  • 8 1642 Rembrandt van Rij-n Night Watch
  • 9 1656 Diego Velasquez-Las Meninas
  • 10 1670 Jan Vermee- The Artist's Studio
  • 11 1717Antoine Watteau-Pilgrimage to Cythera
  • 12 1726 Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin- The Skate
  • 13 1784 Jacques-Louise David- The Oath of the Horatii
  • 14 1814 Francisco Goya- The Third of May 1808
  • 15 1834 Eugene Delacroix- The Women of Algiers
  • 16 1889 Vincent Van Gogh- The Bedroom
  • 17 1889-1916 Claude Monet- Water Lilies
  • 18 1907 Pablo Picasso-Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
  • 19 1913 Wassily Kandinsky- Composition VII
  • 20 1931 Salvadore Dali- The Persistence of Memry
  • 21 1964 Andy Warhol- Marilyn

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