Wikipedia Tour: Masterpieces of Western Art
23 Installments—Entirely free
The Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, the Sistine Chapel—these are some of the most beautiful and iconic images in all of the art world, and they’re just a few of the pieces included in our Wikipedia Tour of the Masterpieces of Western Art. From Haystacks to Soup Cans, the western canon includes a dazzling array of subjects, media, and styles. Each piece is a crystallization of an artist’s vision, possessing a unique brilliance that speaks to something beyond our physical senses. Take advantage of the riches left to us by these visionaries; see the pieces that have defined ages, moments, and movements; and nourish your sense of beauty and wonder with these masterful works.
The text of this Wikipedia Tour is available from Wikipedia under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
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Welcome to our _Wikipedia Tour: Masterpieces of Western Art_. Each day we’ll send you a link to a new article about a famous work of art on Wikipedia. The introduction to each day’s article is included in the installment so you can choose to read just the introduction or the full article.
Reviewed by doo1019 on Nov 5, 2009
Quick course of Art History
Loved this. Learned a lot about a very interesting subject.
Reviewed by Hankuh on Jul 15, 2009
Little Too Much--Sometimes
Although I know each painting consisted of a detailed Wikipedia article, I think it would have been better if these articles had been condensed with a great emphasis on the actual painting details rather than the museum politics surrounding them. Still, some great work, and I did learn something.
Reviewed by sharangrandigae on May 13, 2009
Bloody good, very short
Like all good things, this was very good and short enough to keep you wanting more. A lot of the pieces discussed were things that I had read about in my Art History 101 course, so it was great renewing my knowledge and discovering more about the art all over again.
Reviewed by LisaHill on Apr 18, 2009
Masterpieces of Western Art - fantastic if you love art!
This is a really useful 'tour' which shows you all those famous artworks that you've read about and takes you straight to the Wikipedia page to give you all the info you might need about. Not quite as good as the real thing LOL but for those of us marooned in the antipodes, far away from the art galleries of the world, it's not a bad substitute.
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