What Makes Great Art: 80 Masterpieces Explained
Why do some artworks stand out head and shoulders above others? Exceptional art somehow satisfies at a deeper level than the rest.Â What Makes Great ArtÂ showcases a selection of 80 outstanding paintings and sculptures from around the world and throughout time, assessing just what it is that makes them so great. Some owe their greatness to composition of colour, others offer profound insights into their human subjects, and some convey their message particularly effectively.
This book was co-written with the artist Andy Pankhurst. It is also published in the US, under the titleÂ When Art Really Works. You can discover more about Andy Pankhurst’s work here:Â http://www.andypankhurst.com
What Makes Great ArtÂ is available online: https://www.nationalgallery.co.uk/products/what-makes-great-art-80-masterpieces-explained/p_1037230 and from all good bookshops.