100 of the Most Beautiful Women in Painting: Women as Inspiration
Since the very beginning of art history women have been both the inspiration and the main subject of portrayal, as encountered in the period of Antiquity, penetrated with the erotic, in the virtuous Middle Ages, in the classical works of the Renaissance, in sensuous Baroque style, at the turning point of Impressionism, and, of course, by visual artists of the 20th century as well.
100 Most Beautiful Women in Painting offers 100 portraits of women, the beauty of whom could be compared with the ideal of nowadays. The paintings include the well-known and the reputable but also those outstanding for their daintiness in the fine arts.
Each print is supplemented with the address of the museum or gallery where the original painting may be seen. Leonardo da Vinci, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol -famous artists, who affected the history of fine arts remarkably, each of them from a different period, preferring a distinct technique and style. These and the other 95 painters are presented in this book as admirers of woman's beauty. Paintings of famous artists throughout history offer us not only a view of the development of the fine arts but also a view of women and their roles in society as they were gradually transforming over the centuries.