Author(s): Susie Hodge; Gareth Moore
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Think you know Bosch from Botticelli? Mondrian from Miró? Think again...
The Art Puzzle Book turns art history on its head by testing your brainpower and perception on some the world's most iconic paintings. Journey from ancient Egypt to 1980s New York solving riddles, discovering hidden secrets and challenging your general knowledge.
Esteemed art historian Susie Hodge and leading brain trainer Dr Gareth Moore introduce you to 36 iconic pieces of art - including Botticelli's Primavera, Van Gogh's The Starry Night and Picasso's Guernica. For each painting, they reveal fascinating facts about the work and artist (and give clues on what to look for), before challenging you to decipher the art for yourself through carefully crafted questions. Look at art in new ways as you:
- Decode the hieroglyphs from the Book of the Dead
- Find new symbols in The Arnolfini Portrait
- Solve riddles based on The Garden of Earthly Delights
- Navigate M.C. Escher's gravity-defying staircases
- Reassemble the Mondrian
With over 300 questions, The Art Puzzle Book is designed to entertain and perplex, whether you're an art novice or an art connoisseur.
Features artworks by: Altichiero, the Limbourg Brothers, Gentile da Fabriano, Jan van Eyck, Botticelli, Hieronymus Bosch, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Bruegel the Elder, Paolo Veronese, Basawan and Chetar Munti, Caravaggio, Hendrick Avercamp, Artemisia Gentileschi, Diego Velazquez, Johannes Vermeer, Francisco de Goya, Hiroshige, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Vincent van Gogh, Suzanne Valadon, Sonia Delaunay, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, M.C. Escher, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.