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250 Masterpiece Cards in Western Painting

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By Susan Benford

This set of cards is simply gorgeous! Using a flashcards style approach is a fun way to view and learn about art, and the images are beautifully reproduced!

250 Masterpiece Cards in Western Painting is a boxed set of cards that provide a survey of art history. Each card has a faithful reproduction approved by its art museum; on the card's reverse is an essay written by an art historian that introduces the painting, examining its influence and meaning, and key facts. Each card includes the title and painter of each art painting, the medium and year created, and the city and art museum or institution in which the art painting is located.These are some of the most influential paintings made in over five centuries of Western art history, or from the 1440s to 1960s.

Why these 250 paintings? They were discussed most often by 40 art historians in nearly two dozen leading art history books. Rather than anyone's subjective choices, Masterpiece Cards offer a consensus identifying some of the best paintings in the world.

Art history becomes hands-on (and memorable) when you can compare famous paintings, side by side, at your fingertips and also create an art history timeline. You can design itineraries for art museums with the cards' color codes and can read a concise art analysis of each painting.

It's the perfect introduction to art history -- all at your fingertips. To study, compare, and explore. And to make teaching and learning art history more fun. 

Who uses the Cards? AP art history students and teachers; travelers (the cards have color coding to indicate geographic location); parents introducing art to children; attendees in art history, art appreciation, and visual arts classes; home education and homeschooling families; and curious minds of all ages!

Card Dimesions: 4 x 6 inches

Box Dimensions: 5 x 4.75 x 6.5 inches

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  1. Give a gift that broadens the view and understanding of the recipient 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Nov 20th 2015

    This was a item. I cannot think of a better gift for the price and item for self improvement.

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