Art Lovers Book Club: Famous Works of Art and How They Got That Way by John Nici and David Geronimus, Free
In a world filled with great museums and great paintings, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is the reigning queen. What has made this portrait so renowned, commanding such adoration? And what of other works of art that continue to enthrall spectators: What makes the Great Sphinx so great? Why do iterations of The Scream and American Gothic permeate nearly all aspects of popular culture? Is it because of the mastery of the artists who created them? Or can something else account for their popularity?
In Famous Works of Art—And How They Got That Way, John B. Nici looks at twenty well-known paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have left lasting impressions on the general public.