Experience the power of art and take a unique guided tour around 2500 of the world's most influential paintings and sculptures. From cave paintings to modern masterpieces, this absorbing and beautiful art book gives you unparalleled insight into the world's most iconic artworks. Beautifully presented as a chronological catalogue, this guide helps you discover the most remarkable moments in the history of art. From the Italian Renaissance to the masters of Impressionism. This is an invaluable reference book for any art lover! Get to know over 7000 famous artists through close-up analyses of their masterpieces, from Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso, to Van Gogh and Monet. This reference book will help you understand the artist's origin, influences, and techniques. Before diving into the history of art movements, you'll be welcomed by an introductory chapter called Looking at Art . This chapter takes you through art vocabulary, art and understanding the artist's vision. The Ultimate Artistic Journey Across Time Truly comprehensive in scope, this book presents the major art movements throughout history, from classical Greek art and the Italian Renaissance, to the Pre-Raphaelites and the masters of Impressionism. Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf. Journey through the most prominent artistic movements: - Prehistory to 1400CE - 15th and 16th centuries - 17th and 18th centuries - 19th century - Early 20th century - 1945 onwards Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world, the book has been edited by British art history expert and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon.