A survey of the painting genre that focuses on intimate likenesses of human figures, examining the genre's origins and introducing its notable artists, works, and styles throughout history.
Part of the Brushes with Greatness series
From Raphael to Pablo Picasso to Georgia O’Keeffe, the story of painting involves many artists ... and spans many centuries. Brushes with Greatness explores this story by spotlighting four distinct painting genres, discussing why each began, how its focus has changed over the course of time, and the status it enjoys in the modern art world. Each beautiful book looks closely at some of the greatest works ever created and explains the evolution of artistic techniques, providing a one-of-a-kind celebration of the human experience in paint.