This compact guide looks at the biggest moments in art history, providing fifty bite-sized stories from the art world, revealing the funny, surprising or shocking behind-the scenes stories.
Learn how chance meetings spur artists to create exciting new styles such as Impressionism or Cubism, landmark performances take place, and revolutionary exhibitions open. Discover the fights, lawsuits, auctions and crime - from the theft of the Mona Lisa to the day van Gogh’s Sunflowers became the most expensive painting ever sold.
Art historian Lee Cheshire breathes new life into favourite works of art by giving them context and sharing the gossip they created. The perfect book for the art devotee, as well as the occasional museum visitor.
- Author: Lee Cheshire
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication date: September 2018