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. What Makes Great Art 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 title When Art Really Works. You can discover more about Andy Pankhurst’s work here: http://www.andypankhurst.com

What Makes Great Art is available online and from all good bookshops.