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In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne.
A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the secrets within the artworks and the processes of their creation.
With the gift for making art accessible that characterised her popular television series, she gently leads your eye to these paintings intimate details, describing their kinship with other masterpieces and their place in the history of art.
Betty Churcher's deeply held belief that art has the power to transport the viewer to another place and time is evident in this delightful book.
Here, there is no doubting the magic of great art.
About The Author
Betty Churcher is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, and holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She was Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 1987 to 1990 and Director of the National Gallery of Australia from 1990 to 1997. The author of several acclaimed books, including The Art of War, Understanding Art and Molvig: The Lost Antipodean. Betty has also been an art critic for the Australian and wrote and presented several television series on art including Take Five and Hidden Treasures. She holds an Order of Australia and is an Officer of the Order of Australia.
"A beautifully produced memoir with her own drawings and notes beside the originals." --Jean Ferguson, "Illawarra Mercury "
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st November 2011
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1