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The Painted World: From Illumination to Abstraction (Hardback)

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The Painted World takes the outstanding collections of the V&A as the starting point for an all-inclusive survey of painting from the Middle Ages to the present day, encompassing painted furniture, textiles and ceramics as well as traditional oil on canvas. The history of painting is often reduced to the story of a tiny elite of easel pictures, composed exclusively of old masters and avant-garde works. Many British paintings, watercolours, miniatures, icons and non-European works relate uneasily to this twin canon of old and modern masters.

This richly illustrated account seeks to redress the balance by exploring the wider history of painting, and includes a broad range of painted works, from stained glass to items of costume, in addition to numerous oil paintings and watercolours.

Author/Artist/Designer

Mark Evans

Pages

144

Dimensions

22.86cm x 1.91cm x 27.94cm

ISBN

9781851774678

Product code

80155

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About the author

Mark Evans

Mark Evans is the senior curator of paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has written extensively on painting and is the author of numerous books on art, including "John Constable: The Making of a Master." Stefan Weppelmann is director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.